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Armed police attend 'domestic incident' in Shrewsbury

By Lucy Todman | Shrewsbury | Crime | Published:

Armed police were called to a property in Shrewsbury this afternoon to reports of a domestic incident.

Police officers close the road

Traffic was diverted from Ellesmere Road at its junction with Coton Hill after a 999 call was made at around 2.20pm.

Eye witnesses described seeing around six marked police cars descending on the area, with a number of officers seen with guns.

A police car closes the road

The road closure reportedly caused chaos for drivers in the area.

A West Mercia Police spokeswoman said: "At around 2.20pm we were called to reports of a domestic incident in Coton Hill in Shrewsbury."

The road closure meant that traffic in the Castle Foregate/Smithfield Road and Coton Hill/Berwick Road area was disrupted and parents were concerned they would not make pick-up time for their children at Greenfields School.

Police said the operation was concluded by around 4.30pm, and confirmed a 23-year-old man had been arrested on suspicion of assault and criminal damage.

They confirmed no one had been injured in the incident.

Lucy Todman

By Lucy Todman
@shroptod

Senior reporter for the Shropshire Star and Shrewsbury Chronicle based in Shrewsbury.

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