Posted: Thu 14th Sep 2017

Police appeal for witnesses after man is seriously injured in Shotton “incident”

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Thursday, Sep 14th, 2017

North Wales Police are appealing for witnesses following what they have described as an “incident” in Shotton on Thursday evening.

Police haven’t disclosed the nature of the incident but do say a man was found with serious injuries on open ground near Bridge Street just before 6pm. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The man was transferred to hospital by air ambulance, say police. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

A large number of police vehicles were seen in the area, two armed response units also responded to the emergency, officers carrying weapons were spotted by those residents living close by. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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One man who lives locally said a Wales Air Ambulance landed near his house at around 6.20pm, he saw a number of police vehicles by Shotton Train Station, and up to eight police vehicles and ambulances in a neighbouring street. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The resident said he also saw armed response officers walking by the railway station with “guns out heading towards river.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The Air Ambulance took off from open ground close to Bridge Street at 6.55pm heading towards Stoke’s major trauma centre. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Another local resident said he was stopped from walking over the bridge to the open ground behind Bridge Street, police tape has been tied across the stairway opening preventing public access. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Two crime scene investigation units attended the scene of the incident as forensic work got underway. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Officers are asking anyone in the area at the time with any information to call 101 quoting reference number V140551. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​


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