Man ar­rested in doorstep shoot­ing probe

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Front Page - By STEPHEN BRIGGS stephen.briggs@pe­ter­bor­oughto­day.co.uk

PO­LICE in­ves­ti­gat­ing a chill­ing doorstep shoot­ing swooped on a house in Peter­bor­ough yes­ter­day.

The raid took place at 7am at the smart semi-de­tached home in quiet Laven­der Cres­cent, Wel­land.

Of­fi­cers moved quickly to seal off the premises while search ex­perts with snif­fer dogs car­ried out a lengthy search of the three-bed­room house.

A po­lice spokesper­son said the hunt, which lasted for sev­eral hours, was car­ried out in bid to un­cover hid­den guns, drugs and cash.

A Rover car parked on the drive­way was also searched.

The spokesper­son con­firmed that the raid had been car­ried out in con­nec­tion with in­ves­ti­ga­tions into a shoot­ing in God­manch­ester.

In the in­ci­dent, which took place at about 9.30pm on June 1, a 41-year-old man was se­ri­ously in­jured when two men knocked on the door at his house in An­der­son Cres­cent in the town, just south of Hunt­ing­don. When the man an­swered the door he was shot, and the two men ran off.

The vic­tim was taken to hos­pi­tal with one bul­let wound and was dis­charged shortly af­ter­wards.

Det Insp Mike Branston from Cam­bridgeshire po­lice said: “I would like to hear from any­one who saw these men in the mo­ments lead­ing up to the shoot­ing and as they left the scene.

“In­ves­ti­ga­tions are un­der way to trace them and we are treat­ing this as an iso­lated in­ci­dent. Thank­fully these types of in­ci­dents are rare.

“How­ever, we are treat­ing this crime ex­tremely se­ri­ously.”

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion should con­tact Det Insp Branston at Hunt­ing­don Po­lice Sta­tion on 0345 456 456 4 or Crimestop­pers, anony­mously, on 0800 555 111.

* A 47-year-old man from Peter­bor­ough was ar­rested yes­ter­day at the Laven­der Cres­cent ad­dress on sus­pi­cion of con­spir­acy to murder.

He was taken to Thorpe Wood Po­lice sta­tion for ques­tion­ing, where he was re­manded in cus­tody.

Later in the day, a 56 year old man and a 28 year old man were ar­rested in Northamp­ton on sus­pi­cion of con­spir­acy to murder.

Both men, from Northamp­ton, were taken to Thorpe Wood Po­lice Sta­tion for ques­tion­ing.

SW0OP: Po­lice be­gin work to search for guns, drugs and cash at the house in Laven­der Cres­cent, Peter­bor­ough.

SPOT­LIGHT: The scene of an early po­lice swoop in Laven­der Cres­cent, Peter­bor­ough.

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