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Derby man charged and remanded for knife crime offences

A man has been charged and remanded for knife crime offences after an incident in Derby on Sunday.

Officers were called to Shepherd Street, Littleover shortly after 2pm on 15 May following a report that a 41-year-old man had been injured.

Thomas Dexter, of Elvaston Drive, Littleover, was arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent and possessing a knife in a public place.

The 38-year-old was subsequently charged and remanded into police custody ahead of an appearance at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates Court this morning (Monday 16 May).

At today’s hearing Magistrates remanded Mr Dexter into prison custody and he is next due to appear at Derby Crown Court on 13 June.

We are sharing this result as part of Operation Sceptre, the national week of action to tackle knife crime, which runs from 16 May to 22 May.

During the operation officers and staff will be sharing examples of the good work that is underway to tackle the root cause of knife crime.

Whilst Derbyshire Constabulary work all year round, in a variety of ways, to tackle the issue of knife crime over the next week we will be placing a spotlight on our activities.

This includes sharing the work we do with partner agencies, speaking to young people in schools, conducting knife sweeps in public places, and holding various events and activities to highlight the dangers of knife crime.

The week will also see us host a knife amnesty in locations across Derbyshire. You can find out more on our website: Force to take part in national campaign against knife crime, Operation Sceptre | Derbyshire Constabulary .

You can also follow #OpSceptre on social media to see all the work going on across the country this week.

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