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Man arrested after gunshots heard on residential street in Mansfield

A man has been arrested on suspicion of firearms offences after gunshots were reported on a residential street.

Officers were called to Edwalton Court, Mansfield, at 9pm yesterday (Thursday) after two shots were heard.

No injuries were reported but officers have been conducting an extensive search of the scene to gather evidence.

A cordon is currently in place.

A 30-year-old man was later arrested on suspicion of firearms offences.

Detective Inspector James Oakton, of Nottinghamshire Police, said:

“Thankfully, firearms incidents are rare across Nottinghamshire. However, we treat every report with the utmost seriousness.

“We acted quickly in response to this incident and a suspect has been arrested. I hope this reassures the local community.  

“Officers have been conducting a thorough search of the area and will remain there for most of the day as we work to understand what happened.

“I would urge any witnesses to please come forward. Our investigation is in its early stages and we would like to hear from anyone in the community who has any information that could be vital to our inquiries.

“We would also like to hear from any motorists with dashcams who were in the area at the time.”

Inspector Kylie Davies, district commander for Mansfield, added:

“We understand local residents may be alarmed by this incident, but please be reassured that a robust investigation is underway and we have increased patrols in the area.

“If you have any concerns, please do not hesitate to speak to an officer; they are there for you.

“There is absolutely no place for firearms in our communities. We won’t stand for it, and we will do our utmost to arrest and prosecute those intent on carrying and using them.”

Anyone who has any information about the incident is urged to call Nottinghamshire Police on 101 quoting incident 757 of 9 May 2024. Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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