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Police presence in River Severn - Shrewsbury

Following an incident yesterday, officers remain in the Frankwell Quay area of the River Severn this morning.

Around 2am on Tuesday (16 April) a vehicle is understood to have gone into the River Severn. Two men have been arrested and remain in police custody at this time.

As part of our enquiries, a search of the local area was carried out yesterday. Officers remain on the scene today carrying out further enquiries.

Detective Chief Inspector Mike Nally said: "We would like to reassure local people that there is likely to be a large police presence in the  Frankwell Quay area this morning as we continue our search - supported by a dive team - and carry out enquiries.

"Following the incident, we received reports of a missing person which may be linked.

"We would ask that anyone with information about the incident calls West Mercia Police on 101 quoting incident 18N of 16 April."

Issued: 9.45am, Wednesday 17 April, Laura Maltby, Corporate Communications

Published 17/04/19