Armed police called out in Telford hunt for man - with video

By Jonny Drury | Leegomery | Crime | Published: | Last Updated:

Armed police were called to two properties in Telford following reports of a domestic violence incident involving a knife.

Police in Hurleybrook Way, Leegomery. Photo: Lee Taylor.

West Mercia Police were called to a domestic violence incident at a property in an area of Telford at 8.34am on Wednesday morning.

Armed officers attended following reports that a male suspect was armed with a knife.

Leegomery resident Lee Taylor took this video:

Police activity in Leegomery, Telford

On arrival, the male had left the property and the victim had suffered no injuries.

Later in the day, shortly before 5pm, armed police searched a property in Hurleybrook Way, Leegomery, where it was believed the suspect was.

Police in Hurleybrook Way, Leegomery. Photo: Lee Taylor.

However he was not found at the address. A police helicopter was also deployed in the search.


A witness reported three police patrol cars, four armed response vehicles, one helicopter and around 12 officers, at least six of whom were carrying machine guns.

Police are appealing for information regarding the whereabouts of the suspect, and a spokesman for the force said there is no risk to the public.

If anyone has an information regarding the incident, they are asked to call police on 101.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or at

Jonny Drury

By Jonny Drury

Senior reporter covering Oswestry and Mid Wales.

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