Four people have been arrested in connection with a shooting outside a Tyneside pub.
It happened on Friday evening, December 14, beside The Wheatsheaf pub in Benton.
Three men and one woman have been arrested. Officers say the injured man was specifically targeted in the incident.
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Robert Hodgson, from Stanley, County Durham, committed the offences on the girls, aged as young as five or six, up to the age of 13.