Search for gunman in Essex

Police are hunting for a gunman after two people were shot and injured yesterday afternoon. Essex Police want to talk to Francis O'Donoghue in connection with the double shooting.

View all 7 updates ›

Hunt for Essex gunman intensifies

The hunt for a gunman wanted in connection with the attempted murder of two neighbours in Essex has intensified following several sightings.

Police are "strongly urging" Francis O'Donoghue to hand himself in following the attack at a travellers' site off Goatswood Lane in Navestock on August 27.

Two men in their 20s, and from the Brentwood area, were shot in the legs and chest. Following surgery, both have now been discharged from hospital.

Officers have received a number of calls from people living in west and south Essex, south Hertfordshire and London follow police appeals.

Supt Trevor Roe, of Essex Police, said: "Francis O’Donoghue was definitely at the site when the shooting took place so our primary focus is to find him and take him off the streets."

He urged anyone who knew him to avoid him "purely because he is in possession of a handgun”.

More top news