Appeal for witnesses over Clapton shooting

Police are appealing for witnesses and information following a shooting in Clapton over the weekend. Officers were called on Sunday, September 4, after shots were fired on Colne Road, E5.  They found a 32-year-old man suffering from a gun shot wound to the shoulder.

The victim, who was taken to the hospital where he remains in a stable condition, was with a group of friends about to catch a mini cab to the airport to go on a ‘stag do’ in Ibiza. The Police say they were approached by two suspects, described as black males and wearing dark clothing, who then fired a shotgun at them, injuring the victim.

The incident is being investigated by Operation Trident North-east shootings team.

Detective Constable Neil Whitbread from Trident said: “We are keen to hear from anyone who was in and around the Colne Road area at about 3:30am on sunday morning. Maybe you saw or heard the incident or maybe you saw the suspects running off.

“If you think you can help please call our incident room, your call will be treated in the strictest of confidence. If you are concerned about coming forward, there are special measures that we can take to protect your identity and have used these measures in many successful cases.”

A 22-year-old man, who was arrested close to the scene, has been bailed to return to a north London police station pending further investigations.

If you have any information and can assist the police, call the incident room on 020 8217 7366 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


Image used with the permission of Hackney Hive Website



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