Gregory Boulevard, Nottingham

Two men have been arrested after allegedly threatening a man with a gun in Nottingham.

A man, woman and child were walking along Gregory Boulevard at around 6.20pm on 6 February when a black VW Golf pulled in front of them. It was reported that the driver revved the engine before pointing the gun at the man and the passenger is also said to have brandished a knife.

The man, the woman and the child were not harmed and were allowed to leave the scene.

Two men aged 40 and 45 were arrested after armed police visited an address in Winchester Street, Sherwood at 8.30pm on the same evening. They were taken into custody for questioning.

The overall crime rate in Nottingham in 2021 was 113 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares with Nottinghamshire’s overall crime rate, coming in 32% higher than the Nottinghamshire rate of 76 per 1,000 residents.

In the year up until September 2021, there were 714 serious offences recorded across Nottinghamshire that involved a knife, according to the ONS.

The figures equate to 6.1 per 1,000 people, lower in comparison to Leicestershire (7.1) and Derbyshire (7.5).

There were 771 knife-related offences recorded in the year up until September 2020, and 810 the year before that.

Detective Sergeant Nigel Malik of Nottinghamshire Police said: “Thankfully, no one was physically hurt and two suspects were quickly detained following enquiries into the incident.

“This type of incident is rare and we believe that those involved are known to each other and that there was no wider risk to the public.

“Local officers continue to be in the area and we urge anyone with concerns to speak to them.”