Man arrested as three people are killed amid ‘major police incident’ in Nottingham
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A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after three people were killed in Nottingham city centre early on Tuesday morning, Nottinghamshire Police have confirmed.
The force was called to Ilkeston Road just after 4.00am where two people were found dead in the street.
A third man was found dead in Magdala Road, Nottinghamshire.
Police were then alerted to another incident in Milton Street where a van had attempted to run over three people.
Those people are currently being treated in hospital, and the 31-year-old suspect remains in police custody.
Chief Constable Kate Meynell said: “This is a horrific and tragic incident which has claimed the lives of three people.
“We believe these three incidents are all linked and we have a man in custody.
“This investigation is at its early stages and a team of detectives is working to establish exactly what has happened.
“We ask the public to be patient while inquiries continue.
“At this time, a number of roads in the city will remain closed as this investigation progresses.”
Chief Inspector Neil Humphries, of Nottinghamshire Police, added: “Officers are currently on scene at multiple road closures due to an ongoing incident.
“Please avoid these areas as they are expected to remain closed for some time.”
At the time of writing, the following roads are currently closed:
-Woodborough Road from junction of Magdala Road into the city
-Maid Marian Way junction of Parliament Street.
Victoria Bus Station is also closed.
In a post at 8.15am this morning, the operator said: "Our information is that these closures will be in place for some time. Traffic in the city is expected to be really heavy and likely to cause delays to all services in the area, so please bear with us."
Local resident Glen Gretton said he was woken up at around 5.00am on Tuesday morning by the sounds of a series of police cars passing his home.
The 46-year-old delivery driver, who lives in a flat on Mansfield Road in Sherwood, told the PA news agency: “I heard a police car go past.
“It was driving extremely quickly, followed by another one, another one.
“They just kept coming so I knew something quite major…was happening somewhere around the city centre.”
Police investigations into the incident remain ongoing.
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