Gunman arrested after police storm Nuneaton bowling complex

Gunman arrested after police storm Nuneaton bowling complex
A gunman who was holding people hostage at a bowling alley in Nuneaton this afternoon has been arrested (Picture: PA)

A gunman who took two people hostage at a leisure complex in Nuneaton this afternoon has been arrested.

Man with ‘sawn-off shotgun holding people hostage in Nuneaton bowling alley’

Police stormed MFA Bowl in Bermuda Park and ended an armed hostage situation, the company’s chief executive said.

Medhi Amshar said two of his staff members were being held hostage but that the situation has now ended and there were no casualties.

Warwickshire Police warned people to avoid the area following reports the gunman was holding a sawn-off shotgun.

Gunman arrested after police storm Nuneaton bowling complex
The chief executive of MFA Bowl confirmed the gunman had been arrested (Picture: PA)
Gunman arrested after police storm Nuneaton bowling complex
Warwickshire Police warned people to avoid the area following an ‘ongoing incident’ at Bermuda Park, this afternoon. (Picture: @IanBrownuk)
Gunman arrested after police storm Nuneaton bowling complex
Emergency services near Bermuda Park in Nuneaton during the incident. (Picture: PA)

Witnesses told Metro.co.uk that staff had already managed to get around 20 members of the public out of the building.

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Kul Singh, who was stuck in Frankie & Benny’s, told Metro.co.uk that there was ‘police everywhere’.

He said: ‘We can’t leave. Could be three or four hours. Some people from the cinema left. The bowlplex is surrounded by cops.

‘A guy and his kids came from the bowling place to meet his wife. He said a 40-year-old had a gun on him and was waving it around.’

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He added that staff at the bowling alley had managed to get around 20 people out of the building.

Police later confirmed that it was ‘unconnected to any terrorist activity’ but have yet to confirm the arrest.

Bermuda Park would have been particularly busy with children and families today, with it being a Sunday lunchtime and the start of half term.

The WMAS also tweeted that they had sent ‘a number of resources’ to the scene, and that an air ambulance was there, adding: ‘There are no casualties at present.

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