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Three arrested after dispute in Telford

Police are appealing for witnesses after an altercation between the occupants of two cars in Telford.

At 3.40pm this afternoon (Monday 9 April) police were called to a dispute involving a Peugeot and Audi on Wrockwardine Road near to Beveley roundabout. Three males, aged between 14 - 19, suffered stab wounds as a result of the dispute and are receiving hospital treatment. The extent of their injuries are not yet known however they are not believed to be life-threatening.

Three men, aged between 17 and 18, have been arrested on suspicion of assault.

Enquiries are on-going into the incident and police are appealing for witnesses.

Extra officers are in the area as police carry out enquiries.

Telford policing commander, Superintendent Tom Harding said: "It is important to stress that we do not have an issue with knife crime in Telford compared to other parts of the country, however, I fully understand how concerning an incident of this nature can be for our local communities.

"I would like to offer my reassurance a full investigation will now be carried out to ensure all of those suspected of being involved are arrested. We will continue to use the powers we have at our disposal to make our communities even safer and make sure anyone who is in possession of a knife, or any other weapon, is dealt with accordingly."

Any witnesses are asked to contact West Mercia Police on 101 quoting OIS 456S 090418 or crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Published 09/04/18