“Extended waiting times” for trams as police block tracks on NTU’s City Campus

Police have today (October 8) blocked the tram tracks on Chaucer Street, at the Nottingham Trent University tram stop, as two officers were assaulted by a teenage girl.

Two police officers were assaulted as they responded to concerns for the safety of three teenagers.

It is alleged that one of the girls became violent and assaulted two officers whilst making inquiries in Goldsmith Street just before 4:10pm on Friday (October 8).

The girl has been arrested on suspicion of assaulting an emergency worker.

Pictures of the incident show the presence of multiple Nottinghamshire Police cars and officers at the scene, as well as a large crowd gathered at the stop.

According to our reporter at the scene, Matt Lee, six police cars were present near NTU’s Boots Library.

Credit: Matt Lee

Inspector Richard Guy, from Nottinghamshire Police, said in a statement for Platform Magazine: “Officers were quick to respond to reports of concerns and were quickly able to speak to the teenagers.

“It is then appalling to hear that, following their efforts, officers were assaulted as they were trying to help.

“This is not part of the job to expect this behaviour as an officer and a girl has been taken to custody.

“Trams were stopped and the road was blocked whilst officers worked to resolve the incident.

“We thank the public for their patience whilst we continue to clear the area.”

An update shared by NET at 4:27pm said: “Police are currently blocking our tracks at Nottingham Trent Univesrity.

“Trams in the city centre will be held.

“We hope to be moving shortly and will provide updates as the situation changes.”

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Lead image: Matt Lee

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