Body found in Sneinton during hunt for missing Nottingham man
POLICE have found a body after extensive searches for a missing man.
A 30-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm in connection with the investigation and was last night in custody.
The body was found on land between Burrows Court and Rossington Road, Sneinton, yesterday after concerns were raised for the safety of a Nottingham man who had not been seen for several weeks.
Police said the death was being treated as "unexplained" and inquiries were continuing.
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The man has not been formally identified.
Marie Thornhill, 50, of Rossington Road, said she was shocked when she saw police officers in Rossington Road yesterday morning.
"Police vans were parked here all day. You don't normally see that many police cars around here, so I was quite shocked to see such a huge presence," she said.
"I've lived here 27 years and never seen anything like it.
"It must be awful for the man's family.
"I hope the police get to the bottom of it soon. It's scary."
Amrita Dhinsa, 27, who moved to Rossington Road about a month ago, said she was woken up by police officers talking outside her house yesterday morning.
"I heard them talking about a body and about a scene," Ms Dhinsa added.
"This is quite scary. It's a horrible feeling. I just want to get away from here now.
"It's so sad as well. This man is someone's son.
"What a horrible experience for his family."
Several residents said they had seen police putting a wheelie bin in a police van and officers had been guarding a door in Rossington Road since Tuesday evening.
At about 5.30pm yesterday, forensic officers started carrying out examinations at this house.
Earlier, they were seen in Lord Nelson Street, less than half a mile away.
A 71-year-old woman, who lives opposite the address where officers were carrying out investigations in Lord Nelson Street, said police had been there since Tuesday afternoon.
"I saw officers putting on their white overalls this morning," the woman, who did not want to be named, said yesterday.
"And police officers were going in and out of that house.
"They have been stood outside that address since Tuesday afternoon, taking it in shifts.
"But police only told me that it was a crime scene.
"All of this is very mysterious. I am very scared, especially because I live on my own.
"I had new alarms fitted recently, so at least I feel safe in my own house. But I don't want to go outside."
Sharon Miller, 48, of St Christopher Street, a two-minute walk from Lord Nelson Street, said: "I woke up to a load of police vans today.
"And then I heard about a police incident from people talking on the street and in the shops. This is what everybody in Sneinton is talking about, but no one knows for sure what happened."
Anyone with any information is asked to contact the police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.