Sunday, 16 January 2011

Arrests In Boxing Day Shooting Case

By Ben Aulakh

An investigation into the shooting of a 24 year old man in the early hours of Boxing Day has yielded four men who have been arrested for attempted murder. 

The men aged 22, 25, and two aged 18 were detained and charged by Nottinghamshire police before being released on bail pending further enquiries.

The victim was shot in Westville Gardens, St Ann’s, Nottingham at around 1.20am on December 26; he remains in a critical but stable condition at the Queen’s Medical Centre in the city.

Three properties in the city have also been searched with officers recovering numerous vehicles which are being forensically examined.

Police have also identified and spoken to more than 30 people who were at a nearby party, also in Westville Gardens.

In addition, a house in the street continues to be examined by specialist crime scene investigators.

Detective Chief Inspector Tony Heydon said, “I would like to thank the public for the tremendous support they have given us.

“We have had real success in identifying most of the people who attended a party in Westville Gardens and have now interviewed more than 30 people.

“However I would also urge anyone else who was at the party, or anyone with information, particularly around vehicles seen in the area to come forward.”

High visibility officers are being deployed throughout St Ann’s to offer reassurance and police are continuing to carry out house-house enquiries and view CCTV footage.

Det Heydon added, “The public can rest assured this was an isolated incident and it is not being connected with any other crime or issue in Nottingham.

“However a 24-year-old man remains critically ill in hospital and we will leave no stone unturned in our efforts to find those responsible and bring them to justice.”

Anyone with information should call Nottinghamshire Police on 0300 300 9999 and ask for the dedicated incident room at St Ann’s Police Station on 0115 844 5020. 

Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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