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Major police incident as ‘gunshots’ heard and people told to ‘stay indoors’

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Armed police and air ambulances have been called to a major incident at a block of flats in the Keyham area of Plymouth.

"Gunshots" were heard as residents were told to stay indoors after 6pm on Thursday.

Locals have reported that armed police are currently at a block of flats in Stonehouse, according to PlymouthLive.

A Twitter user video showing a body on the floor with police ordering at residents to stay away.

He wrote: "Such a sad and tragic time for the city #plymouth"

Armed police were filmed standing next to the body covered with a sheet and laid on its back. Blood could be seen on the pavement near the head in the busy residential area.

Devon Police have been contacted for comment.

A spokeswoman for South Western Ambulance Service: "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 cordons have been moved further and further back to prevent pedestrians walking along Henderson.

The road is now closed at the junction with Wolseley Road.

The nearby sports cente at Stoke Damerel School has been told to close this evening with everyone at the centre told to leave.

Luke Pollard MP said: "Really worrying news coming out of Keyham in #plymouth. Please can everyone stay safe, stay indoors and follow police advice."

Plymouth MP Johnny Mercer said on Twitter: "I am aware of a serious and tragic incident unfolding in Plymouth.

"Please obey all instructions from the Police and do not post rumour or speculation on social media.

"I will post news when I have it."

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