At around 4:00am, two University of Nottingham students were found stabbed to death om Ilkeston Street, west of Nottingham’s city centre.
At around the same time, another man in his 50s was found dead on Magdala Street, less than 10 minutes away from Ilkeston Street.
By 9:00am, it was confirmed that a 31-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder. By this time, several major streets, as well as all trams and most bus services in the city were shut down.
Described as a “major incident” by the Nottinghamshire Police, the attacks in Nottingham have garnered widespread public attention
The University of Nottingham Graduation Ball, which was meant to be held on the night of this event, was cancelled by the Nottingham Students’ Union, who stated that everyone who bought tickets would receive refunds.
Described as a “major incident” by the Nottinghamshire Police, the attacks in Nottingham have garnered widespread public attention. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak stated:
“I want to thank the police and emergency services for their ongoing response to the shocking incident in Nottingham this morning.
“I am being kept updated on developments. The police must be given the time to undertake their work.
“My thoughts are with those injured, and the family and loved ones of those who have lost their lives.”
The University of Nottingham made a statement earlier today, confirming the two students studied at the university and adding: “It is with great sadness that we confirm the sudden and unexpected deaths of our students following a major incident in Nottingham city centre.”
A dedicated police phone line has been set up and anyone concerned about family or friends can call 0800 096 1011.