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Police officers line a street in Nottingham on Tuesday, where several roads were closed as officers dealt with what they called a major incident.
Three people were found dead in the English city of Nottingham on Tuesday in what police described as a major incident.
A 31-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder, Nottinghamshire Police said.
Police were alerted to two people found dead on Ilkeston Road near the city center in the early hours of Tuesday morning local time.
Officers were called to another incident a few streets down on Milton Street, where a van tried to run over three people. They were then admitted to the hospital. One person was also found dead on Magdala Road.
Police said they believe the three incidents are connected.
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Authorities reacted to the “terrifying and tragic” incident on Tuesday.
“This is a terrible and tragic incident which has claimed the lives of three people,” said Chief Constable Kate Meynell.
UK lawmaker Robert Jenrick said local people were “in a state of shock” following the incidents.
“I am deeply grateful to @nottspolice and everyone who responded to today’s horrific attack in Nottingham. Everyone in Nottinghamshire shares the feeling of shock. My thoughts and prayers are with the injured and the families and friends of those killed,” he said He tweeted that.
Another UK lawmaker, Alex Norris, tweeted: “Worst news our city has woken up to today. Our community’s thoughts and prayers are with all those affected. Our thanks to our blue light responders for their work today.
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