River search underway in Shrewsbury following reports of man in the water

A search of the River Severn in Shrewsbury was carried out on Sunday afternoon after a man is reported to have fallen into the water.

West Mercia Police and Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service searched a length of the river along Smithfield Road.

The National Police Air Service was also called to assist with a wider search.

The incident happened close to the bus station at around 4pm.

On Monday police issued the following statement via Twitter: