Cops uncover arsenal of weapons including Taser and crossbow in Mansfield

Police uncovered an arsenal of weapons in a Mansfield house search while investigating reports of a man being spat at and threatened with a Taser.

Sunday, 14th March 2021, 2:31 pm

A Taser device, throwing stars, a sword, a crossbow, a lock knife and petrol can with a fuse cord were seized after officers searched the property in Beckingham Court, Mansfield, following the incident in the same street at around 10.35am, on Saturday.

A 37-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence in relation to the Taser, as well as common assault.

He remains in police custody. The victim was not injured.

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Detective Sergeant Matt Scott said: "A large number of weapons were recovered by police as part of enquiries into this incident.

"The two people are known to each other and there is no wider threat to the public from the incident, which came following an argument.”

Witnesses can call 101, quoting incident number 178 of 13 March 2021.

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