Armed police and helicopter swoop on sleepy road after ‘shots fired’

Worried neighbours took to social media after armed officers were seen in and around Archer Road in the Caerau area of the city on Friday afternoon. A helicopter was spotted flying low near Windsor Clive Primary School with residents reporting that the aircraft had been circling for half an hour.


Residents report seeing police walk past their homes carrying guns and shields with one witness saying that they saw a dog handler approach a home.

A spokesperson for South Wales Police said: “Officers responded to a report received shortly after 1.10pm this afternoon concerning allegations of shots being fired in the area.

“A search was made by officers and the police helicopter. No-one was located, there are no reports of any injuries.

“Firearms officers were deployed as a precaution.”

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