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Police re-appeal for information a month after Redditch firearms incident

Redditch Editorial 27th Apr, 2024 Updated: 27th Apr, 2024   0

POLICE have launched a re-appeal for information a month after a firearm was discharged in Redditch.

The incident happened around 1.15pm on March 26, prompting armed police to swarm the area.

No-one was injured but a car was extensively damaged.

So far eight people have been arrested in connection with the incident.

The arrests

Four men, aged 19, 25, 33 and 38, were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and have been released on bail pending further enquiries.

One woman, 25, was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender and has since been released on bail.

One man, 48, and one woman, 20, were arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice. Both have now been released on bail.

Another woman, 20, was arrested last Thursday (April 18) on suspicion of assisting an offender.

‘Dedicated team investigating’

Det Ch Insp Ben Arrowsmith said: “When a firearm is discharged it understandably brings huge concern to the local community. Thankfully in this incident nobody was hurt or even worse, killed.

“We have a dedicated team investigating what happened that afternoon and we are still appealing to anybody who may have any information that could help our investigation.

“I appreciate that not everyone feels comfortable speaking with the police and I want to stress information can be passed to the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously. Crimestoppers is 100 per cent confidential.

“You may feel the information you have is irrelevant to the investigation, but however insignificant you think it may be, it could help us to put those responsible in front of a court and help us to keep our community safe”

Anyone with information can submit it to Crimestoppers at crimestoppers-uk,org or by calling 0800 555 111.

Alternatively, text information to 07773 041072.

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