Detectives Re-appeal After Firearms Victim Discharged from Hospital

From Councillor Richard MacRae : Nottinghamshire Police Detectives are re-appealing for information and dash-cam footage after a man involved in Wednesday’s Stapleford firearms incident has been discharged from hospital.

More than 25 police investigators will be in the area today speaking to witnesses, gathering CCTV footage and continuing with forensic opportunities.

Force detectives are encouraging any drivers who were in the area on Wednesday evening to get in touch to help with their investigations.

Armed police were deployed to Stapleford at around 10.30pm to secure the area as Nottinghamshire Police launched an investigation into the incident.

Police cordoned off Hickings Lane Park, whilst officers will remain in the area today to provide community reassurance.

The victim, a man in his 20s, was taken to Queen’s Medical Centre after being treated to a single gunshot wound to his arm. His injuries are not believed to be life threatening and he has since been discharged from hospital.

Detective Inspector Kim Binns is leading the investigation. She said: “We are encouraging anyone in the area to come forward to help with our investigation.

“We are especially keen to speak to drivers who have dash-cam footage from the Pasture Road, Hickings Road and roads around the Hickings Lane Recreation Ground from around 6.30pm to the time of the incident.

“We have made good progress in our investigation, but are still working hard to fully understand the circumstances around this serious incident.

“We believe that the incident took place in Hickings Lane Park around 10.30pm and we are now calling for the public to help us piece together what happened.

“I want to reassure the public that we are doing everything in our power to find those responsible with over 25 investigators committed to the investigation today.”

Neighbourhood Policing Inspector Simon Riley said: “I understand the level of concern incidents of this nature cause and patrols will be increased in the area over the weekend in order to provide reassurance to the public.

“Firearms offences are totally unacceptable and have no place in our community.

“If you have any concerns please do not hesitate to speak with one of our officers in the area or give Nottinghamshire Police a call on 101. We are committed to protecting the safety of our communities and will be doing everything we can to make sure the area is secured and safe for the public.

“We will aim to keep disruption to a minimum while we detectives carry out their investigation.”

If you have any information, witnessed something or have dash-cam footage that could aid us in our investigation, please contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 749 of 18 November 2020 as soon as possible.

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