West Mercia Police:

We’ve received an anonymous call making a serious threat to The Quarry in Shrewsbury, where the Shrewsbury Flower Show is currently being held.

As a precaution, a cordon has been put in place and areas of the park are being evacuated.  A thorough search of the area is being undertaken by specially trained officers. 

Please avoid the area and keep an eye on our social media channels for further updates.

“Superintendent Damian Pettit, said: “I know that the Shrewsbury Flower Show is a big event which has attracted significant crowds, particularly with today’s lovely weather, and that this threat may be alarming for visitors to the show. 

“I would urge visitors to stay calm and follow the advice of officers in the area.  They are there to ensure your safety and the safety of those around you.

“Thank you to all the visitors who have already cooperated with our officers, it is much appreciated and a huge help in situations like this. 

“At this stage we are assessing the threat and so are unable to provide any further information, but will update you as soon as possible via our Facebook and Twitter accounts, as well as on our website.”