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Peterborough hospital LOCKDOWN: People ‘assaulted with weapons’ – police on scene

Peterborough City Hospital was placed in lockdown (Image: GOOGLE STREETVIEW)

Police were forced to place the hospital in lockdown following a shooting on Welland Road in Dogsthrope. A large number of officers are in attendance at the scene after a number of people were reported to have been assaulted with weapons.

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A 14-year-old boy was rushed to hospital after being left injured by the shooting and the hospital was consequently placed on lockdown.

At least two people sustained injuries believed to have been caused by pellets.

It is not believed any of the injures are life-threatening.

Two roads have been shut while the police and ambulance services deal with the incident.

A 14-year-old boy is receiving treatment at Peterborough City Hospital (Image: GOOGLE MAPS)

Police were forced to shut two roads after the shooting (Image: CAMBRIDGESHIRE NEWS)

A spokeswoman for Cambridgeshire police said: “A section of Welland Road has been closed near to the junction with Cedar Grove following reports of violence in Dogsthorpe.

“We were called at 10.35am this morning (Thursday May 21) with reports that a number of people had been assaulted and weapons had been used.

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“The incident is very much ongoing at this stage.”

Two 14-year-old boys and a 33-year-old man have been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent following the incident.

Peterborough City Hospital turned away patients at the door while it was on lockdown, however, the building as since re-opened.

A statement released on social media by the hospital read: “Our hospital is now running normally following an incident earlier today in which we activated our lockdown procedure.

“This was a precautionary measure to safeguard patients and staff.

“The incident is now over. Thank you to all for their patience.”

Anyone with information is urged to contact police either by calling 101 or reporting online at www.cambs.police.uk/report.


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