West Mercia Police have provided an update on an incident that occurred in the Putson area of Hereford earlier this afternoon.

A spokesperson for West Mercia Police told Your Herefordshire:

“We were called at 2.20pm today to an address in Winston Road in Hereford because of a concern for the welfare of a mental health patient. 

“This was in support of the community mental health team.

“A adult male has been detained for the purpose of mental health treatment after we gained entry to the property. 

“Two officers suffered minor injuries in the incident. The patient was taken by ambulance to hospital for treatment.”

A spokesperson for West Midlands Ambulance Service told Your Herefordshire:

“We were called to concern for a patient’s welfare at a private address on Winston Road at 2.28pm. 

“One ambulance and a paramedic officer attended the scene. On arrival we discovered one male patient who was assessed and taken to hospital.”