BREAKING MIDLANDS

Man shot following armed Police operation in the West Midlands

Six arrested and gun seized in Birmingham dawn raid

Six people have been arrested on suspicion of firearms offences and a man shot by armed officers after West Midlands Police executed a dawn raid in Birmingham today (Tues 2 Oct).

Officers forced entry to the house in Shepherds Gardens, Edgbaston, at around 5am looking for a man wanted in connection with a firearms offence.

Four men and two women were arrested during the pre-planned operation and a firearm was recovered; it has been seized for forensic examination.

Another man at the address was shot by police during the warrant and has been taken to hospital with an arm injury. It is not believed to be life threatening.

The men aged 21, 35, 45 and 52 and women aged 59 and 64 – all from Birmingham – have been arrested on suspicion of firearms offences and remain in police custody.

Enquiries are at an early stage and investigations are on-going; the matter has been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC).

The arrests are not connected to the Conservative Party Conference