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Man in hospital with multiple injuries after Shrewsbury 'hammer and axe attack'

By Rory Smith | Shrewsbury | Crime | Published: | Last Updated:

A man was left with multiple injuries after a violent attack believed to involve a hammer and an axe in Shrewsbury.

Police attending an incident off Gains Park Way, Shrewsbury

Armed police were sent to Bicton Heath after reports a man was seen carrying an axe in The Paddocks, off Gains Park Way, just before midday.

Two suspects were arrested and the injured man was taken to hospital for further treatment.

Police said the man's injuries were consistent with being attacked with a golf club but neighbours reported seeing men carrying an axe and a hammer.

The road leading to The Paddocks and The Ridings was closed near the Onslow Inn and remained shut for several hours with nobody being allowed in or out.

Blood and glass was left in front of a house which is believed to have had its front door smashed off during the attack.

Police have not confirmed the age or gender of the suspects, who were arrested on suspicion of affray.

A West Mercia Police spokeswoman said: "Two people have been arrested following a disturbance in Bicton Heath earlier today.

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"Just before 12pm police were informed a man had been seen in the The Paddocks with an axe.

"Officers attended and the road was closed for a short time to allow the area to be searched and the incident resolved.

"One man has been taken to hospital with injuries which appear to have been caused by a golf club.

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A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: "We were called by the police at 12.12pm yesterday to reports of an assault near Gains Park Way.

"An ambulance and a paramedic officer were sent to the scene and administered treatment to a man who had sustained multiple injuries.

"He was taken to hospital for further treatment."

Rory Smith

By Rory Smith
Reporter - @rorysmith_star

Senior reporter based at the Shropshire Star's head office in Ketley, Telford.

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