Nottingham Woodland Shooting

19 September 2016, 13:57

Scene of crime police tape

More police are going to be patrolling an area of Nottingham after a man was shot at the weekend.

Police are planning more patrols in the Sneinton area of Nottingham after a man was shot in woodland on Saturday.

Officers think a gun was fired TWICE in a wooded area between Colwick Road and Sneinton Boulevard sometime between 8.35pm and 8.50pm.

A 25-year-old man is being treated in hospital for serious injuries.

Threat Is Low

Detectives have told Capital the threat to the local community is low.

Det Supt Rob Griffin:

'We have undertaken an extensive investigation and, whilst in its early stages, we are confident that the threat to the local community of Sneinton is low. We remain open minded and are looking at several lines of enquiry at this time. We would not rule out further arrests in relation to this incident.

'As you might expect, there will be an increased police presence in the areas around Colwick Road and Sneinton Boulevard and additional patrols are planned.

'Thankfully this is a very rare occurrence in Nottingham and we are working very hard to tackle those responsible. Our priority will remain the safety of our communities and we will be here, as always, when you need us.'

Blue Yamaha R6 Motorcycle

Officers are keen to find a motorbike, and the people on it, after it was parked near to the entrance of Sneinton Wood.

Det Supt Rob Griffin told Capital:

'We understand that a blue Yamaha R6 motorcycle with two occupants, both wearing helmets, parked on Sneinton Boulevard near to the entrance of Sneinton Wood. The movements of this motorcycle leading up to the time it was parked is of interest to us.

'Between 8.35pm and 8.50pm officers believe two shots were fired within the wooded area, on the path between Colwick Road and Sneinton Boulevard.

'A man was found a short time later with two injuries which we believe are consistent with the type of injuries sustained by a shotgun.'

A 22-year-old man has been arrested and bailed in connection with the incident on suspicion of attempted murder.

A 30-year-old man is being questioned in police custody on suspicion of assisting an offender.

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