POLICE have been called to reports of an assault and robbery in a village near Hereford.

West Mercia Police said it was called to Hampton Bishop at around 8pm on Tuesday.

A woman was injured during the incident and has been transferred to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham for treatment. Her injuries are not life-threatening, a police spokesperson said.

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Officers attended and a thorough search of the local area was conducted, with support from the National Police Air Service helicopter

Officers will remain on the scene overnight and into the morning.


Inspector Dan Pilkington said: “We understand that a heavy police presence can be alarming, but would like to reassure residents that we believe this to be a contained incident with no threat to the wider community.

“Enquiries are going, and in the meantime, there will continue to be a visible police presence in the area to provide reassurance.”