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Man found shot in Scotland was abducted from Barnsley home

A man who was shot and dumped in a street in Scotland had been abducted from his home in South Yorkshire, police believe.

Police are hunting three men in shooting and abduction

The 45-year-old victim was beaten over a period of eight hours at his house in Strafford Walk, Dodworth, Barnsley, and then driven 250 miles to East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire, where he was shot in the knees and dumped by the side of a road in March.<

Emergency services found the man on a grass verge near the junction of Stewartfield Way and Stewartfield Crescent on March 13 this year.

He was taken to Hairmyres Hospital in the town for extensive treatment and has since been released. Police said he can no longer walk unaided.

E-fit images have now been released of three men police are hunting over the abduction and shooting.

e-fit of two suspects in the shooting and abduction from Barnsley Credit: Police Scotland
e-fit of third suspect in shooting and abduction from Barnsley Credit: Police Scotland

Officers have been working to establish the movement of the victim in the days before he was found in East Kilbride and they believe a group of men forced their way into his home on March 11 at about 7.30pm.

In the early hours of March 12 he was driven to Scotland in an unidentified vehicle over a period of 16 hours and discovered in East Kilbride at about 12pm on March 13.

Police Scotland said they have received "considerable support and information" from the public in the nine months since the incident and they are working with officers in England to trace the suspects.

"This shooting was a shocking incident, which occurred in broad daylight, yards from a busy town, homes and a

"This man was systematically assaulted, threatened and was in fear for his life. He has been left with life-changing injuries and may be unable to walk unaided again.

"We're still piecing together the timeline, mapping out the full journey which the attackers and the victim took, and have carried out a significant amount of enquiries since the incident, which has included checking CCTV and speaking to local people in both Barnsley and East Kilbride.

"I would like to speak to anyone who may have seen the man being shot and left injured in East Kilbride on March 13. I am also keen to speak with anyone who
noticed any vehicles acting suspiciously in the area.

"We are issuing e-fits of three individuals who we wish to trace who may have critical information that could help with our enquiries. Do you recognise these individuals? Can you give us names of these people? If you can, please call us.

"To make it clear, we do believe that this attack was targeted and was not a random assault.

"I'd like to again reassure the local community of East Kilbride that immediately following this incident increased patrols were in the area to provide additional public safety, reassurance and a visible demonstration of how seriously Police Scotland view such attacks."

– Det. Chief Inspector Gary Boyd, Police Scotland


Shots fired after Huddersfield collision

Police are appealing for witnesses after reports of shots being fired following a collision in the Dalton area of Huddersfield on Tuesday afternoon.

Officers were called to the junction of Holays and Harpe Inge shortly after 3pm following reports from members of the public of shots being fired.

The firearms incident followed a collision involving a number of vehicles. A blue Renault Clio was left abandoned at the scene and it is believed that two silver vehicles were also involved.

Police are keen to hear from any witnesses who have not yet come forward or anyone with information about those involved.

"This incident has taken place in the middle of the afternoon in a busy area within 100 yards of a childrens centre.

"Thankfully no bystanders have been injured, but at this stage we do not know if any of the individuals in the vehicles involved have been hurt as a result of the firearms discharges or the collision.

"A blue Renault Clio, registration number Y726BJT, has been left at the scene. We are keen to hear from anyone who knows who owns or uses this vehicle.

"We would also like to hear from any further witnesses to the collision itself or aftermath or anyone who has seen damaged vehicles being driven away from the scene.

"The people involved in this incident are potentially very dangerous individuals and we would urge anyone with information which could help our ongoing enquiries to please come forward as a matter of urgency.

– Det. Supt Nick Wallen, West Yorkshire Police's Homicide and Major Enquiry Team

Anyone with information is asked to either call Kirklees District CID via 101 or to pass information anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

Sheffield shooting a "targeted attack"

Detectives investigating the murder of a 23-year-old man found shot in Sheffield yesterday morning say it was an isolated incident.

They added the shooting, near Queen Mary Road, Manor, was thought to be a targeted attack.

Extra officers are patrolling the area. The victim was found with gunshot wounds and was taken to hospital where he died a short time later.

"Although we are in the very early stages of this investigation and are very much keeping an open mind as to the circumstances, we do believe that this was a targeted attack and that members of the public should not be unduly alarmed.

"I would also like to appeal to the community for information. If anyone knows something about this tragic incident, however apparently insignificant that information is, I would urge them to call South Yorkshire Police immediately on 101.

"Let us be the judge of how significant the information you hold is."

– District Commander for Sheffield Chief Superintendent David Hartley

Anyone with information should call 101, quoting incident number 166 of 21 June 2014. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Forensic experts at scene of Sheffield shooting

Forensic experts are carrying out detailed examinations at the scene of a fatal shooting in Sheffield. Emergency services were called to waste land off Queen Mary Road in the Manor area of the city in the early hours of this morning.

The 23-year-old victim was taken to hospital suffering from what is believed to be gun shot wounds but later died. Police say he has not yet been formally identified and are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

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