Man held on suspicion of murder after three people killed in Nottingham

A 31-year-old man has been detained following serious incident in the East Midlands city.

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A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after three people were killed in a serious incident in Nottingham.

Officers were called to Ilkeston Road in the East Midlands city at just after 4am on Tuesday morning, where two people were found dead in the street.

Police were then called to another incident in Milton Street, where a van had attempted to run over three people. They are being treated in hospital.

Meanwhile, 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.”

Police put in place multiple road closures across the city as they dealt with the ongoing serious incident.

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

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

The statement read: “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.”

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

In a separate statement, NET advised travellers that NCT buses are accepting its tickets and passes, while EMR trains are also accepting its tickets and passes between Hucknall and Beeston, and Nottingham station.

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