BREAKING: Reports of armed police responding to incident near Meadowhall

Several people have reported seeing armed police responding to an ongoing incident near to Meadowhall.

Tuesday, 6th June 2017, 6:01 pm
Updated Tuesday, 13th June 2017, 3:46 pm
The scene at the Travelodge Meadowhall. Picture: James Higgins.

It is reported that officers have stopped a car in the car park of the Travelodge Meadowhall, located near to the Meadowhall Interchange.

Speaking on Twitter, Amy Jay wrote: "Armed police just outside Meadowhall. What on Earth."

Rach Ward added: "Please tell me why there is about 10 unmarked police cars and armed response pulling a city taxi at Meadowhall? @LoveMeadowhall"

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Star reader James Higgins has also shared a picture of the ongoing incident, which appears to show at least one police car at the scene.

Residents have also reported seeing a number of unmarked police cars nearby.

South Yorkshire Police have been contacted for further details.

More to follow.