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Investigation launched after man found with cuts in Telford road

By Nick Humphreys | Telford | Crime | Published: | Last Updated:

An investigation has been launched after a man was found in a Telford road with cuts to his arms and stomach.

Officers were called to Whitchurch Road, Wellington today at around 1.50am after a member of the public found the man, who is believed to be in his 40s.

He was taken to hospital with injuries not understood to be life-threatening.

A private hire taxi was inside the cordon

The incident has caused major traffic delays in the area throughout the morning and into the early afternoon, with a police cordon partially blocking off Ketley Brook roundabout.

Detective Sergeant Cindi Henry said: "An investigation has been launched to establish exactly what has occurred. It is very early in the investigation but we would like anyone with dash cam or mobile phone footage to come forward.

An investigation was launched

"We are also keen to speak with people who were in the area between 1.30am and 2am so we can establish how this man suffered his injuries.

"Any information, no matter how small, could be significant as we continue our enquiries."

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A silver taxi was behind the cordon, as well as a police car and forensics van this morning.

Bennett's Bank was completely taped off, while there was also no access at all to the island from Whitchurch Road.

The cordon caused major traffic disruption, with journeys from Holyhead Road to the M54 exits taking up to half an hour.

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The police tape was removed at around 1.20pm, with access returning to normal.

Delays are building up on approaches to the roundabout and police thanked motorists for their patience as an investigation was launched.

Reporter Nick Humphreys attended the scene.

Anyone with information is asked to call West Mercia Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, quoting incident number 70S of May 25.

Nick Humphreys

By Nick Humphreys
Senior Reporter

Senior reporter for the Shropshire Star focusing on Bridgnorth.

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