Two hostages held by gunman at Nuneaton bowling alley

Police at the scene at Bermuda Park in Nuneaton where they are dealing with an ongoing incident. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday October 22, 2017. See PA story POLICE Nuneaton. Photo credit should read: Aaron Chown/PA Wire
Police at the scene at Bermuda Park in Nuneaton where they are dealing with an ongoing incident. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday October 22, 2017. See PA story POLICE Nuneaton. Photo credit should read: Aaron Chown/PA Wire

A gunman is holding two members of staff hostage at a bowling alley in Warwickshire.

The public has been warned to stay away from Bermuda Park in the Midlands, which has been placed on lockdown by armed police.

Chief executive of MFA Bowl Mehdi Amshar told Sky News that he had been informed the pair were being held at gunpoint at the Nuneaton branch.

Mr Amshar told the broadcaster: “We understand that there is a gunman in the place and he is holding two of our staff as hostage.”

Asked if the gunman is known to staff at the bowling alley, he said: “We believe from what my manageress tells me that he is an ex-husband or a boyfriend of a member of staff. That is what I know, I can’t confirm that for definite.”

He said there had been no contact with the two members of staff, adding: “All our staff, the rest of our staff, are safe and they made sure that all the customers have left the premises so everybody is in safety, with the exception of the two people who are, we know that are missing and we assume that they are the two that are still inside the premises because the manageress has done the check but those two people are not accounted for.”