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Officers thank public for their cooperation following Forest Fields incident

August 9, 2019
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Officers have thanked the public for their patience and cooperation, following an incident in the Forest Fields area of Nottingham earlier today (Friday 9 August 2019).

Nottinghamshire Police responded to reports of concerns for a man’s safety within a residential address, after officers were called to a property in Russell Road, Forest Fields at around 8.30pm.

Part of Gregory Boulevard and the Forest Road Recreation Ground were closed to the public as police, fire and ambulance crews worked to bring the incident to a safe conclusion. The area re-opened just after 10.30pm.

Inspector Paul Hennessy, who oversaw Nottinghamshire Police’s involvement in the incident, said: "We understand the level of disruption and concern that a large emergency services presence can cause, particularly as people are going about their business in what is a busy area of the city on a Friday evening.

“I would like to take this opportunity to reassure the public that the incident was contained within a residential address and that, thanks to the work of the emergency services who responded to this incident, there is no wider risk to the wider public.

“I would also like to thank the local community – and all those affected by the incident – for their patience, understanding and cooperation while our work continued to bring the incident to a safe conclusion.”

A 32-year old man was arrested following the incident. He has been taken to Nottingham’s Queens Medical Centre as a precaution.

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