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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

Southampton sign Shrewsbury keeper Harry Lewis

Southampton have signed goalkeeper Harry Lewis from Shrewsbury on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

The Barclays Premier League side announced the deal for the 17-year-old England age-group international on Monday.

Lewis told the Saints' official website: "It was a no-brainer really for me to make this move.

"I've been at Shrewsbury since I was eight and it is my hometown club.

"I'm always going to be close to them but when an opportunity like this comes around you don't say no."


Weekend picks: Shrewsbury Folk Festival

The Folk Show Credit: Shrewsbury Folk Festival

The best folk acts from around the world will descend on Shrewsbury for the annual Folk Festival this weekend. The four-day event is a blend of traditional folk music, dance and cultural diversity. As well as music on the big stage, there’ll be events and entertainment for all to enjoy including dance displays, open mic, a craft fair, children’s festival, food village and music and dance sessions.

“We bring a world class music event to our amazing riverside location in the heart of Shrewsbury. The beauty of our festival is that it has something for everyone - whether you’re a die hard folk fan or just looking for a great event to enjoy."

– Alan Surtees, Festival Director

Police appeal for sightings of missing 16-year-old girl

Have you seen Faye Fellows within the Shrewsbury area? Credit: West Mercia Police

West Mercia Police are appealing for any information on a missing 16-year-old girl from Shropshire, Faye Fellows.

Police believe she may be in the Shrewsbury area but she also has connections to Dudley and Birmingham.

The teenager was last at 2:30pm on Friday 21st August.

She is white with shoulder length straight black hair, a slim build and around 5ft 5ins tall.

She was last seen wearing a maroon top with black jeans. She has blue eyes and both ears pierced.

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