Police raid Giltbrook home as man charged with possession of firearm

An early morning police raid this week has resulted in a man being charged following a previous discovery of a handgun.

Thursday, 8th July 2021, 10:41 am

Warrants were carried out at two addresses in Brassington Close, Giltbrook, and Fircroft Avenue, Bilborough, at 7am on Monday, July 5.

The raids led to Isaac Campbell, 27, of no fixed address, being arrested.

He has now been charged with possession of a firearm.

Brassington Close, Giltbrook. Image: Google Maps.

The gun itself was seized from a property in Moorgreen Drive, Broxtowe, in March.

Detective Sergeant Nick Wood, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Gun crime can lead to deadly consequences, which affects us all.

“No-one should ever have to feel threatened by someone carrying or using guns, which is why we are focused as a force on recovering any gun or other lethal weapons.

“We will continue to investigate and use disruption tactics, like warrants for arrests, as we work to protect and safeguard those living across the city and county.”

He added gun crime is at an all-time low across Nottinghamshire and this is a result of pre-planned operations along with the preventative work that the force is doing to help take firearms off the streets.

“It’s a proactive approach, where we look at community priorities and the people who are causing the most issues in the area,” added DS Wood.

“By working really closely with the rest of the neighbourhood team we can build a picture so that we can take action and have a positive impact on our residents.

“If you have any information regarding any criminal issues in your area, don’t hesitate to call us on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. In an emergency call 999.”