Trio facing weapons charges after being spotted in Sutton ‘attacking’ a vehicle with 'hammers'

Three men are set to appear in court after they were seen in Sutton ‘attacking’ a vehicle with 'hammers'.

Saturday, 6th June 2020, 1:12 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th June 2020, 10:44 am

Nottinghamshire Police found weapons in a car after they stopped it in Bestwood Road, Nottingham, on January 25.

It followed a report that three men had been seen getting out of a car in Kirkby Road, Sutton and attacked another vehicle with what “looked like hammers”.

Gareth Martin, 31, of Larch Gardens, Dannie Robinson, 38, of Lilac Road both in Nottingham and Gary Cooper, 33, of Nottingham Road in Ripley, Derbyshire were arrested at the scene, charged with possession of a firearm and hammers and will next appear at Nottingham Crown Court on June 19.

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Three men charged with possession of a firearm and possession of hammers in Nottingham will next appear at Nottingham Crown Court on June 19.

Detective Sergeant David Prest said: "We take weapon related crime really seriously, we act on intelligence and conduct covert and overt operations in order to gather evidence.”

He also asked residents to get in touch with 101 if they have information about illegal firearms.

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