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Continued appeal after four people suffer pellet injuries

News   •   Mar 24, 2019 23:53 GMT

Trident detectives investigating shots fired in Mitcham are appealing for anyone with footage of the incident.

Detective Inspector Sean Stewart, of Trident and Area Crime Command, said: “I am particularly keen to hear from anyone who has dash cam or head cam footage from Streatham Road and/or London Road between the hours of 5pm to 6pm last Sunday.

“I fully understand the impact of gun crime on the community and urge anyone who has information concerning those responsible for this reckless and extremely dangerous incident to come forward.”

Police were called at 17:40hrs on Sunday, 24 March, to reports of shots fired in Figges Marsh open space, off London Road in Mitcham.

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

A 30-year-old woman and an 11-year-old girl were found suffering shotgun pellet injuries. Police were also alerted to two males – both aged in their late teens – who had self-presented at a south London hospital suffering shotgun pellet injuries.

None of the injuries were life-threatening.

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.

Anyone who witnessed the incident, has footage, or has information is asked to contact Trident detectives on 101 quoting CAD 5607/24March.

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