City centre road cordoned off by police reopens after man injured with taser is taken to QMC

Video: The police cordon on Waverley Street has now been lifted

A road cordoned off by Nottinghamshire Police after a man was injured with a taser in connection with reports of a robbery has reopened.

Waverley Street near The Arboretum was closed between the junctions with Peel Street and Cromwell Street after a cordon was put in place at the scene of the arrest.

But Nottinghamshire Police have since Tweeted the road has reopened.

The cordon meant no trams could run through the city but NET have updated service users on Twitter.

NET Tweeted: “The service can now continue as far as Old Market Square from Hucknall and Phoenix Park but there will still be no service between Old Market Square and Toton Lane and Clifton South due to the incident at Nottingham train station.”

This comes after a serious fire has closed Nottingham station with eight fire crews and 60 firefighters on the scene – the building has been evacuated.

Video: The road was closed off to pedestrians too

The police force had received reports of a knife-point robbery on Talbot Street at 1.50am this morning (Friday January 12) when a man had a mobile phone taken.

Officers investigating the offence arrested two men, one of which was in Waverley Street where a taser was used to detain him.

The man was then taken to the Queen’s Medical Centre.

A police officer was also injured during the incident.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to call Notts Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, quoting incident number 32 of January 12.

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