Arrest made after firefighter confronted by man with sword

Police are investigating
Police say they are investigating

A man has been arrested after a firefighter was allegedly confronted with a sword in Nottinghamshire.

Emergency services attended an address in Newcastle Avenue, Worksop, at around 9pm on Sunday, April 10, when a small fire was spotted at the back of the property.

After gaining access to the property, the male firefighter was allegedly confronted by a suspect carrying the sword.

Police say officers were informed and a man was detained within minutes.

A 51-year-old was arrested on suspicion of affray and possession of an offensive weapon. He was later released on conditional police bail as investigations continue.

Inspector Samantha Winter, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “This was a frightening experience for the victim who was simply trying to do his job.

"Firefighters and other emergency workers put themselves at risk every day to keep the public safe.

“Their jobs are challenging enough already and threats from members of the public will never be tolerated.”

Phil Revill, Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service group manager said: “We have zero tolerance for aggressive behaviour towards our crews, who work tirelessly to keep our communities safe.

“We will be working closely with Nottinghamshire Police while investigations continue.”