Tatty car leads police to knife and drugs in Mansfield

A tatty-looking car led inquisitive police officers to a disqualified driver, a quantity of drugs and a hidden knife in Mansfield.

Thursday, 24th June 2021, 3:38 pm

They became suspicious of the tired-looking red Volvo on Warwick Drive at around 3.45pm on Saturday (June 19) and pulled it over.

After noticing a strong smell of cannabis, officers searched the car and found a small quantity of cannabis and a lock-knife.

A 26-year-old man was subsequently arrested on suspicion of drug-driving, driving while disqualified, possession of a bladed article and possession of cannabis.

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A tatty-looking car led inquisitive police officers to a disqualified driver, a quantity of drugs and a hidden knife. Photo: Notts Police
A tatty-looking car led inquisitive police officers to a disqualified driver, a quantity of drugs and a hidden knife. Photo: Notts Police

He was later released on bail pending further enquiries, while the car was seized and remains in a secure police facility.

PC Chantelle McDowall said: “As police officers we learn over time spot the tell-tale signs of criminality on our roads – vehicles and drivers that just don’t look quite right. In this case our suspicions proved to be well-founded and a potentially dangerous weapon and an illegally driven vehicle were taken off the streets as a result.”