Breaking: Normanton Road closes after police incident

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Police attend an incident. Photo credit: Jason Lovell / Alamy Stock Photo

Normanton Road, Derby, was closed in both directions by police this morning, May 15, after a man was found unconscious. 

Motorists were advised to avoid the area, to prevent traffic from building and disrupting police proceedings.  

The road between Belgrave Street and Grove Street was initially closed at around 4am according to the traffic information website, Inrix.  

As commuters made their journeys this morning, traffic began to build up in the Normanton Road area.  

Commuters were advised to find alternative routes by Derbyshire Constabulary on social media.  

Derbyshire Police provided the following update on Facebook at 5:45am:

#ROADCLOSURE – Part of Normanton Road in Derby is currently closed between the junction with Belgrave Street to the junction with Grove Street due to a police incident.  

‘The road is expected to be closed for some time so motorists are advised to find an alternative route.’

At 8:50am the road reopened according to Inrix, with the police providing the following update at 10:15am: “Two people have been arrested in connection with a serious assault in Derby.  

“We were called to Normanton Road at 1am on 15 May after a man was found unconscious. 

“He has been taken to hospital, where he remains.  

“Two men, both in their 20s, have been arrested on suspicion of GBH.  They remain in police custody. 

“A woman in her 20s has also been arrested on suspicion of theft.  She remains in custody.” 

Traffic has returned to normal in the area, following the reopening of the road between Belgrave Street and Grove Street.