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Jail for man who hid gun in a hole in his mattress

A man who cut a hole in his mattress to hide his handgun and ammunition has today been jailed for six and a half years.

The gun was found hidden inside the mattress
The gun was found hidden inside the mattress Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

Police searched Adrian Davey's home in Mansfield Road, Daybrook, Nottingham, after stopping him in a car in February.

Officers noticed the hole in the mattress - and inside, they found the gun, ammunition and magazine hidden in a flannel. They also found cannabis and cocaine in the room.

The handgun that was found
The handgun that was found Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

Davey, aged 25, pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm and ammunition, and to possession of Class A and Class B drugs.

He was handed a six and a half-year sentence for the firearm charges, plus two months concurrent for the drugs charges.

Adrian Davey, aged 25, was jailed for six and a half years
Adrian Davey, aged 25, was jailed for six and a half years Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

Det Insp Steve Waldram welcomed the sentence.

This case shows that when stop and search powers are used properly, dangerous people and weapons that could be used to cause harm in our communities will be removed from our streets.

Davey thought he could hide the gun inside a hole in the mattress and get away with it.

This shows that he was wrong and whatever his intention for having it, our swift action has prevented further crime and resulted in Davey being put behind bars.

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Imperial says shutting factory will save £300m a year

Imperial Tobacco today said closing its factories in Nottingham and Naples would help save £300 million a year.

Up to 900 workers - including 540 in Nottingham - face the axe as part of the plans.

The Imperial Tobacco cigarette factory in Nottingham
The Imperial Tobacco cigarette factory in Nottingham Credit: Simon Galloway/PA

The firm said the savings - which would come into effect from September 2018 - were "necessary" for the future of the company.

Chief executive Alison Cooper said:

These projects are an essential part of securing the sustainable future of the business.

The prospect of job losses is always regrettable and we will be doing all we can to support employees and ensure that they are treated in a fair and responsible manner.

Hundreds of jobs to go at Imperial Tobacco factory

Hundreds of jobs are facing the axe at the Imperial Tobacco cigarette factory in Nottingham, it was announced today.

Around 540 jobs are on the line at the Nottingham site as the firm announces it plans to shut the factory down.

The plans are part of a Europe-wide restructure which would see 900 jobs cut between Nottingham and its site in Naples, France.

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Homes evacuated as historic military device found in Nottingham

Around 50 properties in Sneinton in Nottingham have been evacuated after a historic explosive device was found in a back garden.

The device was discovered in Highcliffe Road shortly before 2:30pm.

Highcliffe Road in Sneinton has been closed Credit: ITV News Central

The road has been cordoned off and will be closed for several hours, police say.

Specialists from the Joint Service Explosive Ordnance Disposal are at the scene.

Specialists from the Joint Service Explosive Ordnance Disposal at the scene Credit: ITV News Central

Homes evacuated after explosive device found in Nottingham

Historic military device found in Nottingham
Historic military device found in Nottingham Credit: PA

Nottinghamshire Police have warned 50 properties are set to be evacuated in Sneinton, Nottingham this afternoon.

This comes after a man discovered a historic military device in his back garden in Highcliffe Road this afternoon.

The road will remain closed between Sneinton Dale to Sneinton Boulevard for several hours while explosive experts ensure the devise is safe.

CCTV of missing Nottingham man released

New CCTV footage has been released of a Nottingham man who has not been seen in more than three months.

Polish-born Bogdan Nawrocki, 22, was last seen in the Bobbers Mill Road area of Radford on January 5.

Detectives investigating the disappearance say there have been no confirmed sightings of him since - and say they are concerned he may have come to serious harm.

The CCTV, captured in the weeks before he went missing, has been released in the hope it might jog someone's memory.

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