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One in hospital after Shrewsbury town centre assault

A person was taken to hospital and a man arrested on suspicion of assault in a town centre today.

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Police outside the Darwin Shopping Centre. Photo: Phil Blagg

Police descended on the Darwin Shopping Centre in Shrewsbury to deal with a disturbance. A man was arrested and a casualty taken to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital for treatment.

Three marked police cars, an unmarked 4x4 and a police van were parked outside the Darwin Shopping Centre at the top of Pride Hill in Shrewsbury.

Police outside the Darwin Shopping Centre. Photo: Phil Blagg

Onlookers were gathered outside the centre trying to see what was going on at around 1.30pm.

A West Mercia Police spokesman said: "Officers were called to the Darwin Shopping Centre on Pride Hill in Shrewsbury shortly after 1pm today where they arrested a male on suspicion of assault.

Police outside the Darwin Shopping Centre. Photo: Phil Blagg

"The victim has been taken to the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital for treatment. The arrested man is helping police with enquiries and investigations are ongoing."

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