A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder in the English city of Nottingham after three people were killed and three others were injured in allegedly related incidents.
“This is a tragic and appalling incident that claimed the lives of three people,” the police chief said. kate mernell.
The three incidents investigated took place in distinct areas of Nottingham: a hit-and-run on Milton Street in the middle of a shopping centre; two bodies were found on Ilkeston Road; and a third was found dead on Magdalene Road.
“He ran straight at them, he didn’t even bother to turn around, he just ran straight at them. The woman ended up on the pavement and he backed away in the white van and sped down Parliament Street with the police cars.” he. ’ he recalled Harjit.
Shortly after 4 a.m., two people were found dead on one street and one on another, he said. MenelThe three injured were hit by a truck at another location, he said. The injured are being treated in hospital and there was initially no information on their condition.
Lynn HargitWitnesses to the incident told reporters that a white van pulled up next to him at 5.30am. Then he saw the driver look in the rearview mirror to see a police car approaching slowly from behind with its lights out. The van then hit a man and a woman who were standing on a street corner.
“We believe the three incidents are related and we have a man in custody. The investigation is at an early stage and a team of detectives are working to establish what exactly happened,” he reported. Menel.
He said the man who was knocked down appeared to have suffered a head injury but was helped to his feet, while the woman sat on the pavement and appeared to be fine.
Police have not reported a possible motive for the incident. The investigation is being led by local police, not counterterrorism officials.
Kane BradyA student at the University of Nottingham said he was woken by shouts of “armed police” in the street and a bang like gunfire.
He said he saw officers pull a man out of a pickup truck with a Taser and lay him on the ground.
First Minister, Rich SunakHe said it was a shocking incident and asked for time for police to investigate the crime.
Images on social media showed some officers armed with rifles standing on cordon lines at various locations in the city centre.
The city’s tram network said it had suspended all services.
“I saw how they arrested him and he tried to resist. When they opened up the truck, I saw them pull out a big knife and then the police blocked two streets,” he said.
nottingham It is a town of about 350,000 inhabitants located about 190 kilometers north London.