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A central Nottingham road was closed off for two hours as police responded to reports of concern for a man’s safety.
Portland Road, off Alfreton Road, was closed from around 6pm until 8pm by Nottinghamshire Police as they investigated the incident this evening (February 14).
Residents expressed their concern about the cordon on their residential street, which closed off the road from its junctions Alfreton Road to Stoneleigh Street.
Chloe Faris, 20, a fine art student at Nottingham Trent University and a resident of Portland Road said: “I saw a blue flashing light when I peeked out of my window at about 6.
“It is a bit unusual when you see police officers in your street.
“It is not like this normally but there’s often a lot of shouting going on.”
Aoife Phillips, 22, of Portland Road, a geography student at Nottingham Trent University, said: “This is the first time I have seen something like that.
“This is a student area, so you don’t expect crime. However I suppose it’s urban so it’s going to happen sometimes. I just hope whoever was involved is ok.”
A 67-year-old retiree visiting an apartment on the road, who asked not to be named, said: “It is a bit scary.
“I feel happy here normally but I need to know what is going on. It must be very serious for them to cordon off the road and take our names to get in to the building.”
A spokesman for the force said: “Police were contacted at 5.25pm today (February 14) to reports of a concern for the safety of a person in Alfreton Road and Portland Road, Nottingham.
“Officers were in attendance and closed part of the road as they worked to ascertain what had taken place.
“If you have any information call 101 quoting incident number 611 of 14 February 2018.”