3 murders in Nottingham push authorities to put the city on lockdown
UK police have arrested a man on the suspicion of murdering 3 people in Nottingham as they investigate a van incident in which a driver has attempted to run over another 3 people.
The central English city of Nottingham was placed under lockdown by UK police on Tuesday following the death of three individuals as three others narrowly escaped death as a van attempted to run them over.
Authorities announced the arrest of a 31-year-old man on suspicion of murder, revealing that they were also investigating the van incident believed to be connected to the deaths.
Police were alerted shortly after 4:00 AM (local time) when two lifeless bodies were discovered on the street while another man's body was found at a different location.
The three individuals involved in the van incident were immediately taken to a hospital for treatment, according to a statement released by the police.
Glen Gretton, a local resident, recounted being awoken around 5:00 am by the sound of multiple police cars rushing past his home. He described the continuous stream of patrol vehicles and realized that a significant incident was unfolding in or near the city center.
The 46-year-old delivery driver, said, "They just kept coming so I knew something quite major... was happening somewhere around the city center."
Chief Constable Kate Meynell expressed her condolences, stating, "We believe these three incidents are all linked and we have a man in custody."
Television footage of Nottingham revealed a heavily cordoned-off city center, with a substantial police presence maintaining security measures in the area.