Three people have been killed in Nottingham and a “major” incident declared, with the city put under effective lockdown. A 31-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody. Two people were found dead on Ilkeston Road just after 4am on Tuesday and a third person was discovered on Magdala Road. The three deaths are believed to be linked and there are additional reports of non-fatal incidents in the area.
Lyn, an eyewitness who helped victims, told the BBC: “5.30am, I was going to work, a white van pulled up beside me, just on the corner and he looked in his mirror and saw a police car behind him. He then quickened up, there was two people in the corner – he went straight into these two people.
“The woman went on the curb, the man went up in the air. I wish I never saw it, it’s really shaken me up. I went over, to see if I could help. He backed up after he hit them, then drove up Parliament Street.
“One of my colleagues witnessed it, if she had been there a minute earlier she would have been knocked over.
“The woman was sitting up on the curb, the man was laying down, but then got up and sat himself on the side for an ambulance. I just can’t believe he was able to get up after the head wound.
“I am shakey, I have never seen anything like it. I wish I had never looked around. I feel better now, my boss gave me a hot drink with plenty of sugar.”
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