'Something serious has obviously gone off' - Cotgrave residents concerned over huge police response

A police car stationed outside the house in Mensing Avenue, Cotgrave
-Credit: (Image: Nottingham Post/ Joel Moore)

Residents on a normally quiet avenue in a Nottinghamshire town say they are worried about a large police presence outside a home last night. Neighbours reported roughly eight emergency response vehicles in Mensing Avenue, Cotgrave on Friday, May 24.

Nobody on the street said they knew what had happened, but two residents said they saw a man being taken on a trolley into an ambulance. Nottinghamshire Police have been contacted for more information.

A single police car remained on the street when Nottinghamshire Live visited the scene on Saturday morning [May 25], with detectives and officers searching a semi-detached home. One woman in her 50s, who lives nearby and wished to remain anonymous, said she also saw an air ambulance land in the area.

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"I looked out the window and there were all these cop cars. It seemed to take ages to take him away in an ambulance," she recalled.

" I don't know what's going off.

"I just want to know what's happened, it would be nice to know what's going off. It does concern me, it's got to be something serious. I'd like to know for my own safety."

A police officer at the property with a bagged item
A police officer at the scene -Credit:Nottingham Post/ Joel Moore

Another resident, a 78-year-old man, said he also saw a man being put into an ambulance. "At about 7pm I was watching tele and didn't take much notice at first. There were police cars all down the road," he said.

"I don't know anything, I haven't got a clue. It concerns me a bit, it used to be a quiet avenue but it's not any longer. Something serious has obviously gone off."

Another woman, aged 34, added: "There were quite a lot of police, more than six of them.

"I came home at about 8pm and police and ambulances were already there. I thought what's happened here. It could've been traumatic for anyone who saw much.

"I just hope the individual is OK. It's quite a nice community here, they look after each other since the pandemic."