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Firearms officers in Oswestry

Earlier today (Friday 5 April) residents in Oswestry may have seen firearms officers in Salop Road in the town.

This was North Wales Police who were carrying out arrests in connection with a serious assault in the  Wrexham area earlier this week. During the course of North Wales Police enquiries a vehicle travelled into the Oswestry area where it was subsequently stopped by North Wales Police. Two men and two women have been arrested in connection with the incident.

It is not unusual for another force to come into the West Mercia Police area to carry out checks in relation to incidents in their own area and there are procedures in place to allow for cross border working between all forces.

Issued: 9.30pm Friday 5 April EH

Published 06/04/18