Arrest after man threatened to burn down house in Eastwood

A man has been arrested after police received reports about a threat to burn down a house.

Thursday, 29th July 2021, 9:28 am
A 57-year-old man was arrested.

The 57-year-old was taken into custody on suspicion of threats to life after the comments were allegedly made in relation to a house in Eastwood on Wednesday night (July 28).

Neighbourhood Sergeant Simon Boyles, said: "This was an isolated incident where all parties are known to each other and I'd like to reassure residents that there is no threat to the wider public.

"However, we take threats like this really seriously and I’m glad that this incident was brought to our attention which enabled us to quickly act on it.

"The man remains in custody while we carry out all the relevant enquiries in relation to the threats that have been made.

"We follow up any piece of intelligence or information that we receive and work proactively to protect people from harm."

Nottinghamshire Police has been working proactively to prevent crime before it happens by investing in specialist policing teams, such as Operation Reacher, and other front-line officers and detectives.

This has seen an annual fall in crime of 21 per cent in the latest crime statistics which is comfortably ahead of the national average of 14 per cent.

The force continues to encourage people to report incidents of violence and threats of violence to Nottinghamshire Police on 101.

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