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Appeal for information following Shrewsbury altercation

West Mercia Police are appealing for information following an alleged altercation at Monkmoor Recreation Centre on Racecourse Crescent in Shrewsbury, that occured yesterday at around 6.45pm.

Four males are reported to have walked across the Astroturf football pitches disrupting two games of football before the altercation took place.

There were a number of young footballers and their parents on the pitches at the time who are believed to have witnessed the incident and police are keen to speak to all these people.

A 17-year-old boy from Shrewsbury has been arrested on suspicion of making threats to kill and a 19-year-old man from Shrewsbury has been arrested on suspicion of affray.

The other two men are described as being white and aged between 18-20.

A 44-year-old man from Shrewsbury received facial injuries in the incident.

If anyone witnessed the incident or has information that could help police with their investigation they should call 101 and quote incident 593s of 8th January 2016.

Police searching for missing man find body in river

Police searching for a missing man from Shrewsbury have discovered a body on the banks of the River Severn in Shropshire.

Thomas Bebbington hasn't been seen since 10 November Credit: West Mercia Police

Thomas Bebbington, 22, was last seen entering the River Severn in the area around the Dana Steps in Shrewsbury at around 7.20pm on 10 November.

The body was discovered by a member of the public on private land near Leighton on Sunday.

West Mercia Police said Mr Bebbington's family has been informed of the discovery.

Formal identification has yet to take place.


Man killed in house fire

Emergency services were called to a house on Westbury Road at 5.45pm. Credit: Google Maps

A man has died after a house fire in Shrewsbury.

Emergency services were called to a house on Westbury Road at 5.45pm. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Emergency services were called to a house on Westbury Road at 5.45pm. Credit: Google Maps

A second man, who went into the house after discovering the fire, suffered mild smoke inhalation and was given oxygen therapy by paramedics before being taken to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.

The cause of the fire is not yet known.

Suspected arson attack on house in Shrewsbury

Police are appealing for witnesses after what they believe to be a petrol bomb was thrown at a house in Shrewsbury, starting a fire in the garden.

It happened at around 12:30am this morning on Mary Webb Road.

No one was injured.

We believe this to be a targeted attack, with no wider threat to the public.

– Inspector Paul Mathison, West Mercia Police

Arrest following armed incident in Shrewsbury

A 42-year-old man has been arrested on Sundorne Road in Shrewsbury on suspicion of firearms offences.

At around 10.00am today police were called to the incident near a wooded area by Pimley Manor, Sundorne Road, Shrewsbury. The operation involved armed officers, police negotiators and unarmed officers.

No shots were fired and the incident was contained and safely concluded.

The incident was dealt with very professionally and we have tried to minimise disruption to the wider local community.

Officers remain at the scene and will be providing reassurance to the local community that there is no continuing threat.

– Superintendent David McWilliam
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