Police investigating a fatal collision between a car and a pedestrian in Mansfield Woodhouse earlier today (Friday 19 April) have confirmed they are now treating their enquiry as a murder investigation.
The 38-year old man, who has remained in police custody following his arrest, has since been re-arrested by officers on suspicion of murder, as detectives work to establish the circumstances surrounding today’s events.
The man’s arrest relates to a series of incidents in the Mansfield and Ashfield areas of the county earlier today, which included a vehicle colliding with a residential property in Mansfield Road, Skegby and subsequent collisions with the pedestrian and a number of vehicles in Melbourne Street, Mansfield Woodhouse.
Nottinghamshire Police has referred itself to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) following the incidents, as is standard practice where a death is reported following police contact. The police contact relates to officers’ attendance in the moments immediately before the man’s arrest.
Police cordons and road closures remain in place in Mansfield Road, Skegby and in Worcester Street and Park Hall, Mansfield Woodhouse while detectives continue to work to establish the circumstances surrounding these incidents.
Detectives are continuing to encourage anyone who witnessed these incidents or believes they may have dashcam footage of the incidents to call Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 185 of 19 April.