POLICE have been investigating reports of gun shots in a south Shropshire town on Saturday afternoon.

West Mercia Police officers said the reports came into them at around 2pm on Saturday.

A larger than normal police prescence was in Bishop's Castle as officers responded to the reports, but "nothing was found".

South Shropshire's safer neighbourhoods team said: "A thank you from PC Coote to residents of Bishop's Castle whilst officers dealt with a report of gun shots at 2pm today.

"Nothing found all appears in order.

"This involved a number of officers and resources to be deployed and increased activity."

No more information has been made available by West Mercia Police.