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Armed police dealing with 'ongoing incident' in Stoke-on-Trent

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Armed police are at the scene of a 'domestic incident' which has left a woman seriously injured in hospital.

Officers were called to the ongoing incident in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, at around 9.45am today [January 10].

The incident has left the A52 Werrington Road closed in the Bucknall area of the city.

One end of Ruxley Road, where the incident started, is also understood to be closed - and police are asking people to avoid the area.

A 38-year-old woman has been taken to hospital with serious injuries.

Armed police are at the scene of a 'domestic incident' which has left a woman seriously injured in hospital. Cops were called to the ongoing incident in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, at around 9.45am today [January 10]. The busy A52 Werrington Road is currently closed in the Bucknall area of the city.

One end of Ruxley Road, where the incident started, is also understood to be closed - and police are asking people to avoid the area. A 38-year-old woman has been taken to hospital with serious injuries.

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Firearms officers have been deployed to an address on Ruxley Road, Stoke-on-Trent, following a domestic related incident today.

A 38-year-old woman has been taken to hospital with serious injuries. Werrington Road is currently closed whilst officers deal with the situation.

– Staffordshire Police

One eye witness said people within the cordon are being asked to stay in their homes and buses travelling through the area are facing disruption.

Police are understood to have been called at around 9.47am and have warned residents to avoid area to allow officers to work.

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The incident is in the flat above the pet shop, I saw it getting raided about two weeks ago. I saw a girl being arrested and taken away.

I want to know what is happening because the police have told us to stay away but won’t tell us what is going on.

– Tamara Rushton, eyewitness

Nearby Kingsland Academy has issued a statement for parents.

A spokesman said:

“Following police advice due to the ongoing incident on Werrington Road we currently only have Eaves Lane entrance open.

"We are allowing you to collect your child from now to ease congestion. Please go to your child’s classroom door and follow instructions.”

Around 15 members of the public are gathered on Ruxley Road.

– Spokesperson for Kingsland Academy