Man injured after being shot by police in Bromsgrove

A 53-year-old man has been taken to hospital after being shot by police.

Armed officers from West Mercia Police were called to School Road, Bromsgrove, to reports of a man with a handgun at around 1.45am on Sunday.

The injured man was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham and has undergone surgery.

His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening and the incident has been referred to the Independent Office of Police Conduct.

Deputy Chief Constable Richard Moore said: “It is standard procedure that incidents of this nature are referred to the Independent Office of Police Conduct and we will now work with them as they carry out their enquiries.”