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Appeal after woman and child suffer pellet injuries in Mitcham

News   •   Mar 24, 2019 23:53 GMT

UPDATE: Officers continue to appeal for information after a woman and child were injured by pellets in Mitcham.

Police were called at 1740hrs on Sunday, 24 March, to reports of shots fired in Figges Marsh open space, off London Road, Mitcham.

Officers attended the location along with London Ambulance Service (LAS).

A 30-year-old woman and an 11-year-old girl were found suffering pellet injuries.

They were taken to hospital by LAS for treatment to minor injuries. They have both been discharged from hospital.

A short time later, police were alerted to two males – both aged in their late teens – who had self-presented at a south London hospital suffering shotgun pellet injuries. Their injuries were minor.

The investigation is being led by detectives from Trident and Area Crime Command. There has been no arrest at this stage.

A large group of males had been seen in the area prior to the shots being discharged and enquiries are ongoing to locate these individuals. Detectives are urging anyone in this group who has not yet spoken with police to come forward.

They are also asking witnesses or anyone with information to contact them on 101 and quote CAD 5607/24March.

To remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.