Live updates: Police incident at junction of Bromford Lane and Farnhurst Road in Bromford

Video LoadingClick to playTap to playThe video will start in 8CancelPlay nowPolice have sealed off a busy Birmingham road junction. A cordon was in place at the junction of Farnhurst Road and Bromford Lane in Bromford. Video from the scene, which you can see above, showed the area sealed off and two police vans at the location. Buses were also being diverted. The Police incident at the junction of Bromford Lane and Farnhurst Road in Bromford. View gallery It was not immediately clear why the area had been sealed off. BirminghamLive has asked West Midlands Police for a statement. To keep up-to-date with crime in your community, join the Birmingham Crime Watch Facebook group where you will be alerted to any suspicious or criminal behaviour happening in your area. This is a breaking news story. We will be updating it. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for the latest news. We are also on Instagram. If you are on the go, the Birmingham Live app helps bring you closer to the lates..

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Police have sealed off a busy Birmingham road junction.

A cordon was in place at the junction of Farnhurst Road and Bromford Lane in Bromford.

Video from the scene, which you can see above, showed the area sealed off and two police vans at the location.

Buses were also being diverted.

The Police incident at the junction of Bromford Lane and Farnhurst Road in Bromford.

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It was not immediately clear why the area had been sealed off. BirminghamLive has asked West Midlands Police for a statement.

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  • 'It's really scary' – mum speaks of gunshot terror
  • Man shot on city street
  • Road to stay shut 'for hours'
  • Latest video from the scene on Farnhurst Road
  • Officers searching the scene after road sealed off

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'It's really scary' – mum speaks of gunshot terror

A mum, who did not want to be named, told of her fears as she realised a loud bang had been a gunshot. She said:

I heard a gunshot at about 11pm.

I was in bed and thought it was someone had hit a car or something.

But my son went out to see what happened but no cars had been damaged. It’s really scary.

We saw a light green car reversing very quickly away. The roads been blocked since last night.”

Another resident said:

It’s someone else’s problem until it’s on your doorstep and within walking distance of your house.

But obviously it’s getting closer.”

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Man shot on city street

BirminghamLive understands a man was shot in Farnhurst Road last night.

We understand the incident involved shots fired at a car.

More details as we get them.

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Road to stay shut 'for hours'

Councillor for Hodge Hill and Bromford, Diane Donaldson, has just been to the scene to speak with officers. She said:

After discussions with the police, they said they expect the road to be reopen and bus services resumed within a couple of hours.

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Latest video from the scene on Farnhurst Road

Search teams are combing the area near a business insurers on Bromford Lane and Farnhurst Road.

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Officers searching the scene after road sealed off

Officers conduct a search in Farnhurst Road after a police incident.
Officers conduct a search in Farnhurst Road after a police incident.

Officers are now conducting searches of Farnhurst Road. We are receiving conflicting reports of what exactly happened and are still to receive a statement from West Midlands Police. A nearby worker told BirminghamLive:

I arrived here at 8.30am and it was closed then. The police aren’t telling us anything.

And a passerby told us:

Farnhurst Road has a huge police presence at the moment, with the road completely closed, police cars blocking all down there, police tape fully across the road. Must be something really serious for them to do all that. The road is always a busy road too, so it will impact on drivers.

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Man hurt and armed officers rushed to the scene, says shop owner

A shop owner, who works at a nearby off-licence, said a man had been injured in the incident. The trader, who did not wish to be named, said:

He was shouting ‘call the police, call the ambulance.’

He was injured under the arm, he wasn’t bleeding much.

There was plenty of ambulances and plenty of police.

There was around 20 Police cars, not the normal police cars, the officers were armed, they all had guns.”

Farnhurst Road near Bromford Lane, which is closed off by police.
Farnhurst Road near Bromford Lane, which is closed off by police.

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This is the scene in Farnhurst Road

This is the scene in Farnhurst Road now as officers conduct an investigation

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Good morning.

There is major police activity in Bromford as officers have sealed off the junction of Bromford Lane and Farnhurst Road.

Video from the scene showed a large cordon in place and at least two vans blocking Farnhurst Road.

There are reports of buses being unable to stop and passengers not knowing where to go.

More as we get it.

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