Dozens of armed police scrambled city street after reports of ‘major incident’

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Police cars, vans and armed officers have responded to an incident on Ingleton Road in the Ward End neighbourhood of Birmingham on Saturday.

Police vehicles were reported rushing to the scene on Ingleton Road where it meets Northleigh Road at 4pm on Saturday.

Images from the scene have shown officers swarming the scene – with a strong police presence in place.

Daily Star News have contacted West Midlands Police for more information on the incident.

Birmingham Live reports that, despite the heavy police presence, and reports of six police vehicles, a cordon was not set up and traffic was able to pass through after initially being diverted.

At least 11 officers were spotted on the street by 5pm, with armed officers spotted among those on the scene.

By 5:30pm, a BMW 3 Series car was spotted being removed by officers and loaded in to an ‘Incident Recovery Unit’ truck.

While BirminghamLive reported that all police had left the scene by 6:11pm – although it is still unclear why police were on the scene in the first place.

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Photos and video from the scene showed police cars and police vans lining the residential streets.

Officers – wearing face coverings amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic – could be seen standing guard outside a property during the hour and a half before the BMW was removed.

While others wearing fluorescent police jackets stood at the corner of Ingleton Road and Northleigh Road.

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