Large police cordon in Sheffield suburb

A large police cordon is in place this morning in a Sheffield suburb which has recently been plagued by gun crime.

Thursday, 27th August 2020, 10:56 am

Madehurst Road in Heeley is sealed off between the junctions with East Road and Madehurst Rise.

There is also police tape outside shops on East Road, with police vehicles and officers present.

The nature of this incident is not yet known but there have been a number of shootings in the area in recent months, including one on nearby Myrtle Road last month.

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Police on Madehurst Road in Heeley, Sheffield

Police have said they are investigating reports of gunshots, with residents having reported hearing four shots fired at around 4.30am.