Mys­tery of woman shot in the skull

Wilmslow Express - - NEWS - Beth Ab­bit

AHOUSEKEEPER was left with a pel­let lodged in the base of her skull af­ter be­ing shot in Dids­bury.

The woman, 54, was in the car park of The Water­side Ho­tel, on Wilm­slow Road, dur­ing a break from her job, when she felt a pain in her neck.

Po­lice said the vic­tim did not re­alise how se­ri­ous her in­jury was un­til she got home.

She was taken to hos­pi­tal where an X-ray re­vealed that she had a pel­let lodged in the back of her head.

It is not known what weapon was used to fire the pel­let.

The in­ci­dent hap­pened at around 3pm on Mon­day, April 13, po­lice said.

De­tec­tive Constable Lucy Barnes, said the ram­i­fi­ca­tions could have been far worse and asked any­one with in­for­ma­tion about the in­ci­dent to con­tact po­lice.

She said: “We don’t know whether the woman was de­lib­er­ately shot at or was the vic­tim of some­one reck­lessly fir­ing the weapon in­dis­crim­i­nately, but ei­ther way this is an ex­tremely se­ri­ous in­ci­dent that could have had far worse ram­i­fi­ca­tions.

“We don’t know ex­actly what weapon was used but the end re­sult is she now has a pel­let lodged in the base of her skull.

“If any­one saw what hap­pened or has in­for­ma­tion about those re­spon­si­ble I would urge them to con­tact me in com­plete con­fi­dence.”

A GMP spokesman said: “The vic­tim works as a house­keeper at the ho­tel.

“She had fin­ished work and was wait­ing out­side.

“While there she felt some­thing hit her.

“She didn’t think any­thing of it but as she was driv­ing home re­alised it was some­thing more se­ri­ous and her hus­band took her to the hos­pi­tal.

“It was re­ported to us as 5.05pm.”

How­ever, a man­age­ment spokesman for the Water­side Ho­tel said the in­ci­dent did not take place within the ho­tel grounds.

He said: “At this time we are work­ing with the po­lice to as­cer­tain the full facts of the sit­u­a­tion.

“We have spo­ken to the in­di­vid­ual who has stated this did not hap­pen at the Water­side Ho­tel and Leisure Club and was a pri­vate do­mes­tic is­sue that hap­pened away from the ho­tel and leisure club.”

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion is asked to call the po­lice on 0161 856 6151, or to call Crimestop­pers, anony­mously, on 0800 555 111.

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