Full police statement as search of River Trent continues

The search for a car seen in the River Trent will continue into the night after conditions made it difficult to locate the vehicle.

Nottinghamshire Police was called just after 4pm on Monday afternoon (February 1), and a huge emergency response took was called to Hoveringham in a bid to locate the car.

Officers were joined by the police aircraft, an air ambulance, Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service and paramedics.

The search slowly moved down river and into Bleasby, before moving roughly three miles towards Fiskerton.

However, due to “challenging conditions” making it difficult to locate the car, the search is set to continue.

Detective Inspector Clare Gibson, who is leading the investigation into the incident, said: “Emergency service workers are working tirelessly to locate and recover the car from the river.

“Clearly this is a distressing incident for the local community and we are now investigating to establish the circumstances.

“However, there is nothing to suggest anything suspicious at this stage. I cannot stress enough how important it is that members of the public please stay away from the scene while emergency responders work to find the car.

“Once there is an update, we will provide one but until then, I ask that people do not speculate on what has happened.

“If you have any concerns in the area or any information that could help us understand what has happened, please do not hesitate to contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 500 of 1 February 2021.”


Nottinghamshire Live – Local News