Six arrested and one man shot by police after dawn raid in Edgbaston

Written by on October 2, 2018

SIX PEOPLE were a arrested on firearms offences and one man was shot by police after a dawn raid in Edgbaston this morning.

It took place in Shepherds Gardens, Edgbaston, at around 5am when officers were looking for a man wanted in connection with a firearms offence.

Four men and two women were held during the pre-planned operation and a firearm was recovered.

It will now be examined by forensic experts.

Another man at the address was shot by police during the warrant and was 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, who are all from Birmingham, have been arrested on suspicion of firearms offences and remain in police custody.

A spokesperson said: “Enquiries are at an early stage and investigations are ongoing – the matter has been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC).

“The arrests are not connected to the Conservative Party Conference.”

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