WEST Mercia Police has confirmed two incidents of disorder in Oswestry on Monday night, including an alleged stabbing, are linked.

Officers from Oswestry Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) closed off the Morrisons BP petrol station in Beatrice Street at around 9pm following an incident around one hour before.

Two men aged 18 and 43 were arrested.

A West Mercia Police spokesman said the incident in Beatrice Street was the result of an earlier altercation between a group of individuals in Swan Lane.

They have appealed for more information and want people to come forward to help.

The spokesman said: "On Monday, September 20 at 7.45pm we were called to an incident in Swan Lane, Oswestry following reports of a disorder involving a group of individuals.

"We then received a second call to Beatrice Street just before 8pm following further reports of a disorder outside the BP garage.

"Two men aged 18 and 43 were then arrested at the scene on suspicion of affray.

"We believe the two incidents are linked.

"Anyone who has any information is urged to call 101 or visit our website, quoting incident 599i of September 20, 2021 or report it online via our website www.westmerciapolice.uk/tua/tell-us-about/

“Alternatively, if you have information but don’t feel comfortable speaking to police, you can speak to the independent charity Crimestoppers.

"It is 100 per cent anonymous, they never ask your name and they cannot trace your call or I.P address.

"You can contact them online or by calling 0800 555 111."

Meanwhile, West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) confirmed they treated a man for non-serious stab wounds at the scene before later taking him to hospital.

A WMAS spokesman said: “We were called to reports of a stabbing in Beatrice Street at 8.17pm, one ambulance attended the scene.

“On arrival, we discovered one patient, a man, who was treated for injuries not believed to be serious before being taken to hospital for further assessment.”