Armed police at Telford hospital after man shot with crossbow

The attack is said to be related to armed police action at the Princess Royal Hospital on Sunday evening.

Visitors to the hospital said the building was locked during the incident.

West Mercia police have reassured the public that the attack is considered an isolated incident.

Officers are asking for information after what they believe was a serious crossbow attack at Ketley.

They say the attack took place in Partridge Drive around 9:45 p.m. Sunday and resulted in a 23-year-old man requiring hospital treatment for a “non-life-threatening” injury.

The man is said to have gone to the Princess Royal Hospital, which set off an alarm.

A witness said the hospital was closed when they reported seeing armed police and dogs around the site.

A spokesman for Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin Hospital said police were investigating.

The shooting was one of two serious violent incidents in Telford in less than 24 hours after a man was stabbed outside The Bridge Inn in Trench.

West Mercia Police Detective Inspector Russ Dealtry said: “Two men in their thirties were arrested shortly after the incident on suspicion of attempted murder. They remain in police custody while the investigation continues.

“We would like to thank the community for their assistance thus far in investigating this incident, which we believe is an isolated incident and there are no further threats to the wider community.”

He said Safer Neighborhood Officers have increased patrols in the area to provide further reassurance.

The officers are asking anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident, or has CCTV or dashcam footage, to contact them citing Incident 585i dated March 20. Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously.

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