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Man confirmed dead in Wellington as forensics scour scene

By Nick Humphreys | Wellington | Crime | Published: | Last Updated:

A man has been confirmed dead in Telford after a street was taped off by police.

Police at the scene at Midland Mews, Charlton Street, Wellington

Officers were at Charlton Street and Midland Mews in Wellington throughout Saturday where a large area was cordoned off. Police have now confirmed a man has died.

Forensics specialists have been at the scene and West Mercia Police said on Saturday they expected officers to be present for some time.

A spokeswoman for the force said: "At around 7.45am on Saturday we were called to reports of a man suffering a cardiac arrest.

"Sadly the man was pronounced dead at the scene. This is now being investigated by officers and there is expected to be an increased police presence in the area while enquiries continue."

As many as six police vehicles descended on the area after the incident.

West Mercia Police is yet to confirm any further details but there have been reports of an attack and two ambulances and a medical car were also still at the scene at around 10am on Saturday.

The police cordon in Wellington

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Blue police tape and two police vans were blocking either end of the street, which comprises terraced homes on the site of the old Wellington bus station.

Further police vehicles including a forensics unit were in the large rear car park, which was also cordoned off by police tape.

One resident said: "I have heard there has been a murder, and that somebody has been stabbed, although I can't say for sure, as that information came from one of the other neighbours.

Part of the residents' car park was also cordoned off

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"It's normally very quiet here. Police were here from about 8am this morning."

Other residents were unaware of anything untoward until seeing the police at the scene on Saturday morning.

One said: "My girlfriend said she saw some police cars at the front of the houses around 5am on Friday morning. She needs to leave around that time to go work.

Police at the scene near Royal Balti in Charlton Street, Wellington. Photo: Abi Gardner

"I didn't know anything was happening today until I looked out of the window. It's a really quiet place."

Officers at the scene would not comment as they were not authorised to speak to the media.

Nick Humphreys was at the scene:

Nick Humphreys

By Nick Humphreys
Senior Reporter

Senior reporter for the Shropshire Star focusing on Shrewsbury.

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