Stoke & Staffordshire

Two arrested following Staffordshire canal gunshots

Two men have been arrested after gunshots were fired near a Staffordshire canal, police said.

Staffordshire Police said armed officers and a helicopter were sent to a stretch of the Caldon Canal, between Northwood and Birches Head in Stoke-on-Trent at 08:50 BST.

Police said two men in their 20s were detained and a long-barrelled firearm was recovered.

They added there were no reports of any injuries.

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