West Mercia Police have this evening provided an update on the incident that occurred in the centre of Hereford this afternoon.

A spokesperson for West Mercia Police told Your Herefordshire at 11.15pm this evening:

“Officers were called around 3.20pm today (Monday 27 March) to a concern for someone’s safety and welfare at a home in East Street, High Town in Hereford.

“The incident has now been brought to a safe resolution and we would like to thank the local community for their patience and understanding.”

An update released earlier this evening by West Mercia Police said:

“Officers in Hereford are currently responding to a concern for a person’s safety at a house in High Town.

“Whilst there have been no arrests made, there is a continued police presence and an earlier road closure at East Street and an earlier police cordon have both now been lifted. 

“We would like to reassure local people this is an isolated incident with no wider risk to the public. Further updates will appear here and on our social media channels.”

A number of shops were closed from around 3.30pm this afternoon, when officers cordoned off High Town, East Street and surrounding areas.

West Mercia Police, the Air Ambulance and West Midlands Ambulance Service all attended the incident.