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Police called after a man assaulted and shotgun fired

Detectives in Essex are appealing for information after a man was assaulted and a shotgun fired during an incident in Harlow.

Police were called to the Willowfield area of the town yesterday afternoon.

A short time later, officers received a further report that a 23-year-old man had been admitted to hospital with a minor gunshot wound to his hand and a broken arm.

Officers attended the scene and also an address in Little Pynchons, where a shotgun was seized.

Two men, both aged 25 and from Harlow, were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

Two men aged 21 and 23 from Harlow were arrested on suspicion of assault, grievous bodily harm and possession of firearms offences.

A 25-year-old man from Harlow was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm, possession of firearms offences and assisting an offender.

And a 49-year-old man from Shropshire was arrested on suspicion of assault, grievous bodily harm and possession of firearms offences.

They are all currently in custody awaiting questioning.


Suffolk road closed due to flooding

A street in Mildenhall in Suffolk is closed because of flooding.

Police were called at 8.45am today (Monday) to a report that flood water was lifting a manhole cover in Mildenhall town Centre.

The water level on Mill Street has risen and a vehicle has become stranded. Suffolk Police are warning motorists not to drive through flood water.

Pedestrian suffers serious injuries in car crash

A pedestrian has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after he was struck by a car in Bedfordshire.

It happened on Bedford Road in Houghton Regis at around 2am this morning (Monday).

The man, who is believed to be in his 30s, has been taken to the Luton and Dunstable Hospital with serious injuries.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, and Hertfordshire Roads Policing Unit on 101.

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