Three people were killed in a “tragic incident” involving a van in several parts of the central English city after central Nottingham was completely cordoned off on Tuesday morning, local police said.
A 31-year-old man has been ‘arrested on suspicion of murder after three people were killed in the city’, while three others are in hospital after a ‘van’ tried to run over (them). Report.
Police were first called at 4 a.m. (0300 GMT) to a downtown street where two people were found dead. She was later called to another location where “a van tried to run over three people”, who are currently in hospital.
Finally, a man was found dead on another street in the city, police said.
“This is a tragic and horrific incident,” Kate Meynell of Nottinghamshire Police said in a statement.
“We believe these three incidents are related and we have a male in custody,” he added.
Earlier, police said a “serious incident” was underway in Nottingham, about 200 kilometers north of London.
Photos and videos circulating on social media show a large police presence and security cordons blocking several streets in the city center.
There are also officers responsible for coordinating the work of fire engines and other emergency services.
Police officer Neil Humphries urged the public to avoid the area as these roads are “expected to be closed for some time”.
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British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on Tuesday described the “shocking” events in Nottingham, where three people were found dead in multiple locations after an “incident” involving a van.
“I want to thank the police and emergency services who responded to the tragic incident in Nottingham this morning. I have been kept informed of developments. The police must be given time to do their job,” he said on Twitter. .
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