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13 August 2020 16:35

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Image caption There remains a large police presence in the area Armed officers have been sent to a town after reports of shots being fired, South Wales Police has said. The force received a call to the Redlands Road area of Penarth at about 14:00 BST on Thursday. Two men have since been taken into custody with armed officers still in the area as a precaution, police said. A witness, who did not want to be named, said they heard three shots fired following an altercation near the junction with Stanwell Road. Image caption A stretch of the road is cordoned off with motorists told to avoid the area Redlands Road is closed from the junction at the Cefn Mably Hotel to Elfed Avenue, with people asked to avoid the area.

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Close Armed police officers were called to the Redlands Road area of Penarth on Thursday afternoon after reports of gunshots. Police were called to the area at around 2pm after reports of a "loud bang". South Wales Police said armed officers were sent to the scene as a precaution and that two males have been arrested and taken into custody. Police were seen drawing markings on Redlands Road which is blocked from Lavernock Road up until Redlands surgery. A spokesman said "a number of scenes have been preserved".

Police are also reported to be in attendance at other locations in Penarth but the force has not confirmed whether they are connected. Police are appealing for information as their investigation continues. A spokesman from South Wales Police said: "Shortly before 2pm today police in Penarth were called following reports of a firearm being discharged in the Redlands Road area. "Two males have been taken into custody. A number of scenes have been preserved. Armed police officers have been deployed as a precaution. Investigations continue. "Anyone with any information or video footage of this incident is asked to contact South Wales Police on 101 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 and quote incident 675 of August 13."