A man is in hospital in Nottingham after being tasered, as two men were arrested following a suspected armed robbery. The Independent Office for Police Conduct is now investigating, after Waverley Street was closed as the man became unwell when he was detained.
CBJ News reporter Luke Gardner saw the police pursuing the suspected robber.
A police officer was hurt during the arrest and received injuries to their hand, after police were called at 1.50am to reports of a mobile phone being stolen at knifepoint on Talbot Street’.
‘Such assaults are unacceptable, as are the other 22,000 assaults on Police in the last 12 months.’
Norman brennan, protect the Protectors
Norman Brennan is a retired police officer who runs Protect The Protectors, an organisation that campaigns to improve the protection offered to the emergency services. He said ‘Such assaults are unacceptable, as are the other 22,000 assaults on Police in the last 12 months.’
Student reporters were among the first on the scene as the situation developed.
— Amber (@AmberSpong) January 12, 2018
A police incident has closed Waverley Street next to the #Arboretum.
If you're walking or trying to get the tram to uni today from forest fields, avoid the area!
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There have been significant travel delays across the city, causing chaos for commuters as well as the fire at Nottingham Railway Station.
Waverley Street has now reopened but tram passengers still face extended waits.