British leisure park in lockdown over gunman

2017-10-22 18:57
Police at the scene at Bermuda Park in Nuneaton, near Birmingham, where they are dealing with an ongoing incident at a bowling alley. (Aaron Chown, PA via AP)

Police at the scene at Bermuda Park in Nuneaton, near Birmingham, where they are dealing with an ongoing incident at a bowling alley. (Aaron Chown, PA via AP)

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London - A British leisure park was in lockdown on Sunday with witnesses telling UK media a gunman had taken hostages at a bowling alley.

The security measures were put in place at Bermuda Park in Nuneaton in central England, with the public told to stay inside while police investigated an incident at the MFA bowling alley. 

"We got notification that someone had a shotgun inside the bowling alley," witness Sarah Fleming told Sky News.

Full body armour

"We were inside Frankie and Benny's (restaurant) and obviously we went on lockdown...no one was allowed in or out.

"Then we had notification from the police that he actually had hostages," she added.

Another witness told BBC News: "When we were leaving there were police standing around the bowling alley; there were police cars outside the main entrance with police officers in full body armour".

Warwickshire police said the incident was not terror-related and asked people to avoid the area.

The bowling alley is next to children's activity centre Bermuda Adventure Soft Play World, while the leisure park also has a gym and hotel.

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