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

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

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