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.
The government has proposed changes to how infants are cremated after failings were exposed at a crematorium in Shropshire.Read the full story ›
Police searching for a missing man from Shrewsbury have discovered a body on the banks of the River Severn in Shropshire.
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.
14-year-old Elisha Bayley decided to treat her father in a very special way for his birthday this year.Read the full story ›
From 12:20pm this afternoon the following roads in Shrewsbury are closed as a result of flooding:
- Gravel Hill Lane
- Sydney Avenue
- Chilton Farm Lane
- Cross Houses-Atcham
- Victoria Avenue
- Old Coleham
- Lane closure at Coleham Head to allow for the Severn Trent pump to be accommodated
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A person was assaulted before being bundled into a car boot during a suspected kidnapping, police have said.Read the full story ›