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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

Armed officers near Shrewsbury close down wooded play area

Police have advised people to stay away from the Pimley Manor area in Sundorne Road. Credit: PA

West Mercia Police have advised people to stay away from the Pimley Manor area on Sundorne Road in Shrewsbury.

Officers from West Mercia Police were called at around 10.00am today to a wooded area by Pimley Manor.

Armed officers were called at the scene. The incident is contained to the area with one person involved.

Ambulance vandalised while crews were treating patient

A second ambulance has been vandalised in the West Midlands in less than 24 hours as it was parked up on a road whilst paramedics were inside a building treating patients.

An ambulance window was smashed as paramedics attended a 999 call to treat the victim of an assault in Shrewsbury in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The smashed window of an ambulance Credit: WMAS

West Midlands Ambulance Service says another vehicle was vandalised in Warwickshire on the same day.

The bumper of an ambulance had been prised off on one side while a crew was inside a property in Ten Acres in Alcester.

The bumper of an ambulance was prised off during the attack. Credit: WMAS

*"It's beggar’s belief why someone would do this to an ambulance, a vehicle designed to help save lives. *

*The ambulance crew noticed the damage immediately after returning to their vehicle and were very disappointed and upset by the incident. *

*Once again, just like the incident we saw in Shrewsbury yesterday, this ambulance had to be taken off the road and as a result was unable to respond to 999 calls. *

Warwickshire Police have been notified and we’re working with them to support their investigation."

– Martyn Scott, Area Manager for Warwickshire
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