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Gunman got out of vehicle to shoot Kettering victim in leg

An eyewitness took this photograph shortly after the shooting. Credit: Eyewitness photograph.

Police are hunting a gunman after a man was shot in a residential area of Kettering.

The victim was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after the assault in Field Street on Saturday afternoon (October 14).

A man got out of a vehicle and approached him with a gun before shooting him in the leg.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

More information to follow.

A man was shot in the leg at Field Street in Kettering. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Police investigate shooting in Luton

Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a man was shot in Luton.

Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a man was shot in Luton.

It happened at around 5pm on Saturday (November 26) in Marlow Avenue.

The victim, who was found by a passer-by, was taken by ambulance to hospital. He is being treated for a stomach injury and is in a stable, but critical, condition.

DI Alan Page, investigating, is keen to speak to anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious in the area, or has heard people discussing the incident since.

“This was a particularly nasty incident and we are keen to establish who inflicted these injuries, why and where they are now.

It’s possible that someone saw something going on in the street, without realising the seriousness of it. If so we would urge them to contact us. This can be done in strict confidence.”

– DI Alan Page, Bedfordshire Police

A man in his late 20s has been arrested and is currently being interviewed by police.

Shots fired at Bedfordshire house

An investigation is underway in Luton after shots were fired at a house in the town overnight.

It happened at approximately 1.30am this morning (Saturday) in Britannia Avenue.

A number of shots were heard and damage has been caused to a window. No-one was injured in the incident.

Detective Sergeant Simon Hancock from Bedfordshire Police told ITV News Anglia “We’re appealing for anyone who may have heard or seen something of note in the area in the early hours of the morning to get in touch."

“This is understandably a disturbing incident however I’d like to reassure the community that we’re carrying out a number of lines of inquiry to establish a motive and find those responsible. We have also increased our police patrols in the area."

Man charged over shooting

A 26-year-old man has been charged in connection with the murders of two teenagers in Milton Keynes.

Victims Mohamed Abdi Farah and Amin Ahmed Ismail Credit: ITV Anglia

19-year-old Mohamed Abdi Farah and 18-year-old Amin Ahmed Ismail were shot dead in an alleyway on the Fishermead estate in May 2011.

Brahim Hajji from TheNetherlands, was arrested in Holland on Thursday. He will appear in court onTuesday.


Police arrest man on suspicion of murder

Police in Luton have arrested a 21-year-old man on conspiracy to murder.

The arrest is in connection with a shooting that happened in Fountains Road in the town back on May 5th.

The man remains in custody and is currently being questioned by officers.

The suspect is the third person to be arrested in connection with the incident.

Reward offered after latest Luton shooting

Police at the scene of the latest shooting in Luton Credit: ITV Anglia

A £1,000 reward is being offered after a 16-year-old boy was left in a serious condition in hospital after being shot in the back in Luton yesterday (Saturday).

The teenager was gunned down early yesterday morning.

Armed police are today continuing to patrol the area around Thricknells Close, Marsh Farm, to help reassure concerned members of the public, Bedfordshire Police said.

Patrols are being doubled and officers will be stopping and searching people as they hunt for those responsible for the shooting.

Asst Chief Const Andrew Richer said: "We understand that there will be a number of law-abiding citizens who will be affected by this action.

"However, we hope that they will understand that this action is being taken to keep them and their loved ones safe and they will agree with us that this level of criminality will not be tolerated.

"These measures are being used to ensure those who commit these crimes are stopped."

Two arrested after Luton shooting

Man dies after shooting in Luton Credit: ITV Anglia

Two men have been arrested in connection with the murder of Luton man, Paul Foster. The first man, aged 21 and from Luton, was arrested on suspicion of murder yesterday at an address in the town.

The second man, aged 24 and also from Luton, handed himself in to Luton Police Station yesterday afternoon. Both were questioned by detectives from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit and released on police bail pending further investigation.

Paul Foster, 46 years, was shot and killed in Luton on Tuesday night (April 9) after an incident outside a house in Brunel Road just before midnight.

Detective Supt Jeff Hill, Head of the Major Crime Unit, said: “I would remind members of the public that although two men have been arrested in connection with this investigation there have been no charges at this time.

“This is still an ongoing investigation and I would make a strong appeal to anyone who has information relating to this inquiry to come forward and speak with detectives.

Father and son found guilty of triple shooting

John Fred Smith Jnr Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

A father and son have been found guilty for their involvement in a triple shooting in Peterborough.

Fred Steven Smith, 47, and John Fred Smith, 23, of Edgerley Drain Road, Peterborough, were convicted today at Peterborough Crown Court.

Smith senior, was found guilty of three counts of assault occasioning grievous bodily harm.Smith junior, was found guilty of attempted murder, two counts of grievous bodily harm with intent and possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.

Both men will be sentenced on Friday.

Fred Steven Smith Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

The shooting happened on September 17, last year, when three men were shot at the Oxney Road Caravan Park.

The incident is believed to have been sparked off by an earlier incident involving a relative of the Smiths but the matter was never reported to police.

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