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22nd Oct 2017

Police deal with ‘ongoing incident’ as gunman takes hostages at UK bowling alley

Paul Moore

Officers are at the scene.

Officers from Warwickshire Police are currently dealing with an ongoing incident at the MFA Bowl at Bermuda Park, Warwickshire in England and they’re informing the public to avoid the area.

Speaking with the Coventry Telegraph, one man has said that that he was told to “get the f*** out” of the bowling alley by a man with a shotgun.

Another eyewitness has said that up to 30 armed officers are at the scene.

In a post to Facebook, a man named Chris Carpenter stated:

“Madness up Nuneaton bowling man got 2 hostages & a shotgun just seen him walk a hostage to the door with the shotgun to his head #Chaos”

It is believed the man is the ex-partner or ex-husband of one of the employees inside and is now holding two hostages.

Police have confirmed the incident is not connected to any terrorist activity.

Mehdi Amshar, chief executive of MFA Bowl, told Sky News that only two staff members are unaccounted for.

“All our staff, the rest of our staff, are safe and they made sure that all the customers have left the premises so everybody is in safety, with the exception of the two people who are, we know that are missing and we assume that they are the two that are still inside the premises because the manageress has done the check but those two people are not accounted for.”