A 39-year-old man has been arrested following reports of a bomb threat at the Royal Stoke Hospital.
Firearms officers were deployed to the hospital after police were called shortly before 6am this morning.
Officers say a cordon was immediately put in place and a 39-year-old man from Stoke-on-Trent was arrested. He remains in police custody.
Police say a “uniformed presence” will remain in the area to “provide reassurance.”