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Nottingham: Murder suspect was former University of Nottingham student, say police

In an update, Nottinghamshire Police say that the suspect in custody for the attacks in the city on 13 June was a former UoN student, but they don’t believe ‘this is connected with the attacks.’

Nottinghamshire Police detectives have been granted an extra 36 hours to question the man they have in custody.

Police said:

‘We believe the suspect carried out the knife attacks on two University of Nottingham students, aged 19, just after 4 am on Tuesday 13 June.

‘The suspect is a former University of Nottingham student but this is not believed to be connected with the attack.’

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The city will come together at a vigil to be held in the Old Market Square on Thursday evening, 15 June from 5.30 pm, when the Lord Mayor, Cllr Carole McCulloch and Leader of the Council, Cllr David Mellen will be joined by Shearer West, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Nottingham and representatives from our faith communities who will lead a minute’s silence at 6pm from the steps of the Council House.

People are welcome to join from home by lighting a candle in their window or doorstep.

Cllr David Mellen, Leader of Nottingham City Council, said:

“Our city remains in shock after the tragic death of three people. We know the impact of these awful events will be felt not only by the victims’ families and friends but by the wider Nottingham community and so it is important that we take time to join together to share our grief and to remember the people we have lost.

“The vigil will be a chance for people to come together to mourn and to show the world how Nottingham takes a stand against violence.

“We are extremely grateful for the messages of support our city has received from near and far and the professional and swift response provided by our emergency services.”

 

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