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Tuesday, August 4, 1998 Published at 00:01 GMT 01:01 UK


Man killed in missing mail probe

Several weapons were seized from the house

A man has been arrested after a shooting incident in Shropshire that left one Royal Mail manager dead and another seriously injured.

The shooting happened in Ellesmere on Monday morning when three Royal Mail managers called at the house of a postman to investigate reports of missing mail.

Neighbours say there was a scuffle outside and when one man went inside he was shot dead.

Police confirmed on Monday night that the dead man was a 37-year-old Royal Mail manager from Cheshire.

The 53-year-old injured man was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries and is now in a stable condition after surgery.

Firearms recovered

Police confirmed a suspect was in custody after being overpowered by a third Royal Mail employee, who was not injured.

The suspect was treated for minor injuries and will be questioned on Tuesday.

A number of firearms were recovered from the house where the shooting took place.

Detective Superintendent John Cashion, investigating the case, described the incident as a tragedy for the local community.

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