Fatalities reported in major incident in Plymouth

(Last Updated On: August 12, 2021)

Fatalities have been reported in a major incident in Plymouth this evening, Thursday 12 August.

Emergency services were called to a serious firearms incident in Biddick Drive, in the Keyham area of Plymouth at around 6.10pm.

Police, ambulance crews and air ambulances attended the scene.

A spokesperson for South Western Ambulance Service said on Twitter: “We were called at 18:12 to an ongoing incident in Plymouth.

“We responded to the incident with a significant number of resources, including Hazardous Area Response Teams (HART), multiple ambulances, air ambulances, multiple doctors and senior paramedics.”

Police state that there have been a number fatalities at the scene and several other casualties are receiving treatment.

Road closures are in place and the public have been asked to avoid the area.

A spokesperson for Devon and Cornwall Police has said: “We are appealing to the public not to speculate or share pictures of the scene on social media or anywhere else.”

Log number 768 of 12/08/21 relates.

Updates as more information becomes available.

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