Bridgnorth police incident sparks road closure

Police have warned drivers to avoid the area around a popular tourist town amid a police incident. Officers told motorists there was a road closure in place on Ludlow Road in Bridgnorth.

West Mercia Police said the roundabout on the A458 had been closed off due to a police incident. The closure was in place from around 2.35pm. Drivers were told to find an alternative route.

Police also warned of increased traffic in the area.

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West Mercia Police took to X, formerly Twitter, to inform people in the area. They said: "14:35hrs | A458 Ludlow Road Roundabout, Bridgnorth Please be aware that due to a police incident, there is a road closure in place on Ludlow Road Round about Bridgnorth.

"This may cause increased traffic in the area. Please find an alternate route. Updates to follow."

In an update at 2.50pm, police said: "One side of the carriageway is open at this time. Please continue to find alternative route if possible."