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Violent disorder in Telford

Police investigating violent disorder in Telford are continuing to appeal for witnesses.

At around 7.50pm on Friday (29 June) police were called to Bank Way in Ketley Bank to reports of men fighting in the street.

Two men were found seriously injured. A 20 year old man remains in hospital with a serious face injury, his condition is not believed to be life-threatening. A man in his 40s suffered a slash wound in the incident and remains in hospital, his injuries are not life-threatening.

The incident is now being treated as an attempted murder and three men have been arrested. Two aged 21 years and 18 years have been arrested on suspicion of attempt murder and violent disorder, one man, aged 37 years has been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder.

Enquiries are on-going and police are continuing to appeal for information. Two or Three vehicles at the scene of the incident fled shortly afterwards in the direction of Greyhound Interchange, it's believed the vehicles could now have been left abandoned and detectives are keen to speak to anyone with information.

Police patrols have been increased in the area.

Telford's CID Detective Inspector Billy Scott said: "Three vehicles were seen to leave the scene of the incident shortly afterwards and it could be these vehicles have now been left abandoned, and even burnt out, and we're keen to speak to anyone who has seen an abandoned vehicle over the past few days. It doesn't matter how small or insignificant people may think the information they have is, it all helps with our enquiries and I would anyone who has any information to get in contact with us."

Any witnesses can ring West Mercia Police on 101 quoting reference 866s 290618 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


Issued: 4pm 020718 EH

Published 02/07/18