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“Major” police incident in Nottingham: City in lockdown, man arrested for murder

Three people have been killed and three injured in the “major” incident in Nottingham as a 31-year-old man has been arrested for murder.

The nature and cause of the incident remain unclear as the police continue their investigation.

Road closures are in place as part of the response to ongoing incident, Nottinghamshire Police report.

Police were called to Ilkeston Road just after 4am where two people were found dead in the street.

Van attempted to run over three people

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 an 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.”

Road closures in place

Nottinghamshire Police reported that the following roads are currently closed:

Ilkeston Road, Milton Street, Magdala Road, Maples Street, Woodborough Road from junction of Magdala Road into the city, Maid Marian Way junction of Parliament Street.

Chief Inspector Neil Humphries, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “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.”

Nottinghamshire Police said: “If you have any information on this morning’s incident or are concerned about a family member or friend please call this dedicated line – 0800 0961011”

(Source: Nottinghamshire Police)

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