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13th Jun 2023

Three people dead and man arrested after ‘shocking incident’ in Nottingham

Steve Hopkins

A van also attempted to run over three people

Three people have been found dead in Nottingham, three others are in hospital, and a man has been arrested. The development comes after police declared a “major incident” in the city earlier on Tuesday.

Police were called to Ilkeston Road just after 4am where two people were found dead in the street, Nottinghamshire Police said in a statement shortly before 10am. Officers were then called to another incident in Milton Street where a van had attempted to run over three people.

They are currently being treated in hospital. A man has also been found dead in Magdala Road.

Police have arrested a 31-year-old man on suspicion of murder and he 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.”

NottinghamPrime Minister Rishi Sunak has spoken about the ‘shocking incident’ in Nottingham. (Credit: Getty)

Prime Minister tracking ‘shocking incident’

Nottinghamshire Police said in a statement Tuesday morning that officers and other emergency services are currently in attendance at several locations, including the Maid Marian Way junction of Upper Parliament Street.

UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has also spoken out on the tragedy. He stated:

‘I want to thank the police and emergency services for their ongoing response to the shocking incident in Nottingham this morning. I am being kept updated on developments. The police must be given the time to undertake their work. My thoughts are with those injured, and the family and loved ones of those who have lost their lives.’

The Nottingham Express Transit (NET) tram network also said it has suspended all services due to “major police incidents around the city and suburbs”.

Other roads cordoned off include Ilkeston Road, Milton Street, Maples Street, and Woodborough Road, from the junction with Magdala Road into the city.

A statement from the police said: “There are multiple road closures in place throughout the city while the incident is being investigated.

“We are asking the public and motorists to please avoid the following areas and plan alternate routes.”

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