Thomas Brooke, Remix, June 13, 2023
The prime suspect arrested for the fatal stabbing of three people and the injury of three others after hitting them with a stolen van in the English city of Nottingham is a 31-year-old West African migrant with a “history of violence,” broadcaster GB News has reported citing an “impeccable source.”
The multiple attacks dominated the headlines in Britain on Tuesday. Initial reports of two people found dead in the street on Ilkeston Road evolved into a wider story when police were called to a further incident on Milton Street following reports a van had run over three more individuals.
A third casualty was confirmed at a residence on Magdala Road, which police now believe was the owner of the van. It is understood the assailant killed the man in his 50s and stole the vehicle before driving into the three unsuspecting victims, one of whom remains in critical condition in the hospital.
GB News’ Home and Security Editor Mark White reported on the revelation regarding the suspect’s migration background shortly after a press conference by Nottinghamshire Police during which Chief Constable Kate Meynell insisted the force was “working extremely hard to understand exactly what has happened.”
“We are at the early stages of the investigation and need to determine the motives behind these attacks and will keep the public updated as soon as we are able to say more,” she added.
No further information has been released regarding how or when the suspect arrived in Britain, or the nature of his violent background.
Upon his arrest, the suspect was found in possession of a rucksack that contained a large knife.
Eyewitnesses reported the suspect as being a Black man with dreadlocks and a beard.
The two individuals stabbed to death on Ilkeston Road have both been confirmed as 19-year-old students living in the city. One victim has been named as Barnaby Webber, originally from Somerset and a keen cricketer and rugby player.
Counter-terror police conducted multiple raids on areas of interest on Tuesday.
The investigation is ongoing.