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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.

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