UK: Claims Gunman Has Taken Hostages at Bowling Alley in Nuneaton

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Warwickshire Police are dealing an “ongoing incident” at Bermuda Park, Nuneaton.

Eyewitnesses report that a man with a sawn-off shotgun has taken hostages at a bowling alley in the retail park, which also contains a cinema, restaurants, and children’s soft play area, but police have yet to confirm this.

They do say the incident is “unconnected to any terror activity”, and have advised people to avoid the area for the time being.

An eyewitness who claims to have been at the bowling alley said the gunman was shouting and swearing, and described him as a man who looked to be in his forties, unshaven, and a bit “rough around the edges”.

Some parts of the retail park are on lockdown, while others have been partially evacuated.

Footage uploaded to social media and rebroadcast by Sky News shows a significant police presence around the park, with bystanders reporting armed officers and a police helicopter on the scene.

This story is developing…

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