A tragic incident”. This is the reason why the Nottingham police completely cordoned off the city center on Tuesday morning. At the origin of this decision, the discovery of three people killed in several places. Two victims were students from the University of Nottingham, said the institution, “shocked and devastated by the news”.
Another victim remained in critical condition Tuesday afternoon while two others were lightly injured.
A 31-year-old man ‘has been arrested on suspicion of murder after three people were killed in the town’, while three injured people are in hospital after a ‘van attempted to run over (them’). Nottinghamshire Police said in a statement.
“The three incidents are linked”
Police were first called at 4am to a downtown street where two people were found dead. Then she was called to another place “where a van had 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.
Earlier, police said a “serious incident” was underway in Nottingham, about 200 kilometers north of London. Photos and videos circulating on social networks show a large police presence and security cordons blocking several streets in the city center. Fire trucks, as well as liaison officers responsible for coordinating the work of several emergency services are also present.
“This is a tragic and horrific incident,” Kate Meynell of Nottinghamshire Police said in the statement. “We believe these three incidents are related and we have a male in custody,” she added.
British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak described the morning’s events as ‘shocking’ “I would like to thank the police and emergency services for their response to the shocking incident in Nottingham this morning. I am being kept informed of developments . Gotta give the police time to do their job,” he said on Twitter.
This article is originally published on tf1info.fr