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UK hospital lockdowns due to violent incident involving weapons

British police were called to a hospital in Peterborough as violence broke out, it has been confirmed.

A boy aged 14, was among two injured as the hospital in Peterborough locked down due to an ‘ongoing incident’ involving weapons.

British police said officers and paramedics were called at 10.35am this morning to reports that a number of people had been assaulted and weapons had been used.

The hospital in Peterborough, Cambs, said it had to activate its lockdown procedure as a precautionary measure leading up to midday, following information from Cambridgeshire Police.

The violence took place at a nearby residential estate where pellets were fired, believed to be from an air gun.

A spokesman added: “A section of Welland Road has been shut near to the junction with Cedar Grove following the reports of violence in Dogsthorpe.

“The incident is very much ongoing at this stage.

“It is not clear how many people have been injured and the severity of any such injuries.”

A spokeswoman for the hospital’s NHS Foundation Trust,  said: “There was an initial delay for patients coming for appointments being granted access to the building, but this is now resolved.

“As this is an ongoing police matter, we are unable to comment any further.”

The NHS trust took to Twitter after the incident to say: “Our hospital is now running normally following an incident earlier today in which we activated our lockdown procedure.

“This was a precautionary measure to safeguard patients and staff. The incident is now over.

“Thank you to all for their patience.”

Police have stated that none of the victim’s injuries are life-threatening.

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