The Old Bill ate scrambling to the scene, according to witness reports on Twitter, with armed political appointees having just arrived at the shop in Battlefield Road. One Twitter operator said: “Why’s a dude on Tesco’s roof with a gun in Shrewsbury.” Another responded: “Yeah we live over the road, armed police everywhere, helicopter out. They’ve douse roads off and locked everyone who was in Tesco inside for their safety. Man on the Tesco petrol station roof and Tesco roof, with guns, not true if they’re police or bad guys!! #shrewsbury #tesco.”
Another declared: “It’s all kicking off at Tesco in Shrewsbury. Police everywhere.”
Another said: “Blockage clear of Tesco if you’re in Shrewsbury! Apparently there is a man on the petrol station roof with a gun.
“Up if that’s not the case, they have sent armed police to the tantrum, so just stay away guys.”
Other witnesses said there is a helicopter now on the furor.
Another said customers are being stopped from going heart.
Express.co.uk has contacted West Mercia Police for a statement.