In pictures: Nottingham attack shakes city to core

Nottingham residents woke up on Tuesday to discover their city had been transformed into a major crime scene.

During a series of violent attacks in the early hours, in which both a knife and van were used as weapons, three people were killed and another three were injured.

Two university students, Barnaby Webber and Grace O’Malley-Kumar, who were both 19, and school caretaker, Ian Coates, 65, were stabbed to death. A van was driven at three people waiting at a bus-stop. All three were taken to hospital, one is said to be in a critical condition.

A suspect has been arrested on suspicion of murder and detectives are working to uncover how and why the violence occurred.

A row of forensic investigators walking up a road in Nottingham.IMAGE SOURCE,EPA-EFE/REX/SHUTTERSTOCK
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The violence began at around 04:00 BST on Ilkeston Road just outside the city centre, where police investigations carried on throughout the day.
A picture of Barnaby Webber, who is wearing a blue polo shirt and smiling at the cameraIMAGE SOURCE,FAMILY HANDOUT
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One of those killed in the first attack was Barnaby Webber, 19, a history student at the University of Nottingham.
A picture of Grace O'Malley-Kumar, who is smiling outside in the sun and is wearing a dress and a gold necklace
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Grace O’Malley-Kumar, 19, who was studying medicine, was killed alongside Mr Webber, reportedly as they walked home.
Picture of Ian Coates. He is a 65-year-old man with a moustache who is smiling in this pictureIMAGE SOURCE,HUNTINGDON ACADEMY
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The third victim of the Nottingham attack was Ian Coates, a school caretaker at Huntington Academy in the city
Forensic officers erecting a tent in NottinghamIMAGE SOURCE,PA MEDIA
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Mr Coates was found dead at Magdala Road, an area which became another focus of police activity.
A police officer standing at a crime scene near Nottingham's Theatre Royal.IMAGE SOURCE,PA MEDIA
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At around 05:30, three people were injured – one seriously – when a van was driven at them as they stood at a bus stop near the Theatre Royal.
An armed officer and two unarmed police officers on patrol in Nottingham.IMAGE SOURCE,PA MEDIA
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Armed police officers were seen across the city throughout the day.
Forensic investigators examining a damaged van in NottinghamIMAGE SOURCE,REUTERS
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A forensic team was also seen inspecting a white van believed to have been used in the attack.
A forensics investigator at a crime scene walking under a length of police tapeIMAGE SOURCE,PA MEDIA
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Several roads were closed throughout Tuesday, and forensic officers were seen gathering evidence from where the attacks unfolded.
Staff from a local hospice lay flowers on Magdala Road, Nottingham, after three people were killed and another three hurt in connected attacks on Tuesday morningIMAGE SOURCE,PA MEDIA
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Tributes were left on Magdala Road, where Ian Coates was found dead from knife injuries
Two women putting down floral tributes at a vigil at St Peter's church in Nottingham.IMAGE SOURCE,PA MEDIA
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Nottingham, including the more than 50,000 students who call the city home, is struggling to come to terms with the incident.
A church filled with young people during a vigil held in NottinghamIMAGE SOURCE,PA MEDIA
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A church vigil was held for people to pay their respects to those killed and injured in the attack.
A banner is placed on the outside of City Council buildings in Market Square, NottinghamIMAGE SOURCE,PA MEDIA
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A banner outside Nottingham’s City Council buildings
A group of men consoling each other outside a vigil in Nottingham.IMAGE SOURCE,PA MEDIA
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The death of two teenagers from the university has sent shockwaves through the city’s younger population.
A police officer addressing a large crowd of journalists outside a police station.IMAGE SOURCE,PA MEDIA
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Nottingham Police, supported by counter-terror officers, are still trying to establish a motive for the attack.
Sho Shimabukuro (left) and Liam Broady stand with the umpire, mascots and fans for a minute's silence in memory of the victims of yesterday's attacks in Nottingham on day three of the Rothesay Open 2023 at the Nottingham Tennis Centre.IMAGE SOURCE,PA MEDIA
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Players, officials and fans attending the Rothesay Open 2023 at the Nottingham Tennis Centre on Wednesday stopped for a minute’s silence in memory of the victims of the attacks.

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