Police rush to the scene as ‘man holding child’ in Nottingham Costa coffee ...

Police have rushed to a Costa Coffee shop in Nottingham to negotiate with a man (Image: EXPRESS)

Police officers have been joined by paramedics on Friar Lane after being called at 12.20pm to reports of a domestic incident. A police statement said: “A police cordon is in place in Costa in Friar Lane, Nottingham after a report of a domestic incident was made to Nottinghamshire Police at 12.20pm today. Officers were quickly on the scene of this incident and we would like to thank the public for their patience. We would like to reassure people that there is no risk to the wider public and that we are doing everything we can to bring this incident to a peaceful conclusion.”

A witness told the BBC: “He is talking to about five officers with other officers further back. The man is talking calmly.

“It is clear a negotiation is going on to release the child. The child doesn't seem distressed. Paramedics are outside.”

Kaleem Ashraf, a taxi driver of 10 years, told Nottinghamshire Live: “It’s going to have an impact on everyone. People that want to catch the bus.

“Nottingham is a brilliant place. Its very diverse and can offer

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