Armed police call off search after shooting incident in Keele

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Armed police in Staffordshire have called off a search in Keele after reports of a member of the public’s car being shot at.

Police were called to a farm on Three Mile Lane, Keele, after a farm worker had an altercation with six men.

The worker was left shaken and his vehicle was damaged, but he was unharmed after the incident at around 10.30pm on Saturday (October 10).

Police said it was possible the men are linked to an incident at Keele Services on the same day when a number of foreign nationals were arrested after climbing from the back of a HGV.

Other men escaped from the scene and police believe they are connected to the shooting.

Chief Inspector Clare Riley, Newcastle Local Policing Team Commander, said: “Fortunately, no one was injured during this incident but we have taken the report seriously and carried out thorough inquiries to trace those involved, sadly with no result.

“A number of officers have carried out detailed searches of surrounding land, woodland and buildings.

“They also spoke to residents and carried out checks on three suspicious men seen in Madeley but it was established they were not connected to the incident.

“Colleagues from neighbouring forces and staff at Keele Services have been made aware and immigration are dealing with those arrested on Saturday morning.

“We can reassure residents that there have been no further sightings of the men but please report anything suspicious to us by calling 101.”

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