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Sixth person arrested in connection with shooting in Bury St Edmunds

Shooting at Forum Court, Bury
Shooting at Forum Court, Bury

A man has been arrested by Somerset and Avon police on suspicion of attempted murder following a shooting in Bury St Edmunds on Tuesday night.

The 31-year-old man, from Bridgewater, was detained last night, Saturday August 8, and is the sixth person to be arrested in connection with the incident.

Yesterday morning, Dorset Police assisted Suffolk Police to arrest a 34-year-old man on suspicion of conspiracy to murder and 39-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder, both from Dorchester.

Enquiries are on-going as the investigation continues.

Police were called at 6.45pm on Tuesday (August 4) to reports that a man had been shot in the stomach at an address in Forum Court.

The victim, aged in his thirties, was taken to hospital for treatment and remains in a stable condition.

A burnt-out car, which was discovered in Rushbrooke Lane at 7.15pm the same night, is also being linked to the investigation, following the discovery of a shotgun inside it.

On Friday night, a 58-year-old man and two women aged 59 and 28 - all from the Needham Market area - who were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder, were released on police bail until Thursday October 1 pending further enquiries.

Anyone who believes they witnessed any suspicious behaviour at either Forum Court or Rushbrooke Lane, or who has any information about this crime, is asked to contact the Major Investigation Team on 101 quoting reference BU/15/2542, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.


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