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Police statement as residents ‘distressed’ over large police cordon

Police have released a statement after a road was cordoned off in Bulwell.

Residents reported a huge police presence in Aspen Road and Larch Gardens, just off Seller’s Wood Drive in Bulwell, on Friday night, October 1.

Police remained at the scene on Saturday, October 2 and Larch Gardens was completely cordoned off to the public. As well as a cordon, multiple police vehicles, including a tactical support van, were parked up nearby as officers patrolled the area.

The force has now revealed they are supporting healthcare services following a concern for a man’s safety.

They say there is no risk to the wider public or anyone else in the property.

Superintendent Suk Verma from Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Officers are supporting healthcare services at an address in Larch Gardens, Bulwell following concerns for man’s safety.



“The incident is contained and there is no wider risk to the public or anyone else in the property.”

Locals told Nottinghamshire Live they felt left in the dark about what was happening and that they were worried about such a huge police presence on their doorstep.

Lesley Harrison, who lives at the top of Aspen Road, said: “I only saw it all this morning when I walked down to the shop to get a paper. It’s an awful lot of police. I plan on just letting them get on with it, it’s what they’re paid to do.”

One mother of two, who lives in Larch Gardens and didn’t wish to be named, said: “At about 7pm last night I saw them arrive near the car park. Then it obviously just escalated.

“There were that many police here yesterday at one point that there was no space on the curb, there were that many cars.

“My concern is that I have two children, young children, is it safe for us to be walking around today? We need to know what is happening. Everybody is worried sick.”

One couple, who live in Larch Gardens which has been completely blocked off, said: “We know absolutely nothing. Yesterday we went out for a meal when they were here, then we came back and they asked us to park in a car park across the street – but wouldn’t tell us anything about what happened.

“There are families around here and it’s quite distressing to see about 15 police units and not know what it’s for.”

Dave Welker, 44, who lives in Bulwell, said: “I couldn’t quite believe it when I saw all of this. It looks serious. I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many coppers around here.”