Detectives given extra time to question murder suspect
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Detectives yesterday applied to the Magistrates’ Court and were granted another 36 hours to question a man held in connection with the murder of three people in the city.
A 31-year-old man was arrested at around 5.30am on Tuesday 13 June after three people were tragically killed and three others injured.
A team of dedicated detectives is continuing to question the suspect and building up a strong picture of what happened that morning.
This has included CCTV gathering, forensics, eye-witness accounts and searching a number of properties in the city.
We believe the suspect carried out the knife attacks on two University of Nottingham students, aged 19, just after 4am on Tuesday 13 June.
Following the first attack in Ilkeston Road, the attacker then made his way by foot to a supported living complex in Mapperley Road but was denied entry. This was not reported to police at the time.
The attacker then continued on foot to Magdala Road where he killed a 65-year-old man and stole his van.
He then attempted to run over a man in the Milton Street area, who remains in a serious condition in hospital.
He then tried to run over two other pedestrians in the Sherwood Street area who are believed to have suffered minor injuries. We have referred this part of the incident to the IOPC, as a marked police car followed behind the suspect’s van for a short distance before it collided with the two pedestrians.
Police then detained the suspect by using a taser when the vehicle was stopped.
The families of all victims are being supported by specially trained officers.
We are still working alongside Counter Terrorism Policing and keeping an ‘open mind’ on the motives behind these attacks.
The suspect is a former University of Nottingham student but at this time, it is not believed to be connected with the attack.