EMERGENCY teams were out in force in Welshpool tonight, Tuesday, but the team from Welshpool Fire Station reassured residents not to be alarmed.

The fire service in Welshpool led a 'multi agency exercise' in the town with a large number of emergency vehicles and emergency personnel out from around 6pm.

"We're holding a multi agency exercise in the town area tonight, so please do not be alarmed with the high presence of emergency service vehicles and personnel around," a statement warned earlier.

It all started with a briefing at the town's fire station with other crew members from Llanfair Caereinion, Llanfyllin and Newtown, the police, Montgomeryshire Emergency Doctors and the Welsh Ambulance Service. Around 40 people were involved.

The exercise followed the story line of an incident in Morrisons between a male family member which led to a report of two missing people and a child.

Following a callout emergency crews were out in force to "find a missing person and child".

Two casualties were found, one in the brook leading to the canal basin and a child was found further down the brook

A fire service source said later: "It appeared that all the servies worked very well together and we look forward to further exercises."

County Times chief photographer Phil Blagg went along and took these pictures as the exercise developed.

"It was really impressive to see everyone working together so closely," said Phil.