Dashcam footage sought following Doncaster shooting

Date published: 18 January 2019 17:50
Dated: 18 January 2019 17:46:39

The detective leading the investigation into a fatal shooting in Balby is appealing for anyone with dashcam footage of the area where the incident occurred to contact police, as enquiries continue.

Emergency services were called to the Maple Tree pub on Plantation Road at around 8.45pm last night (Thursday 17 January), following reports that a 21-year-old man had been shot.

The victim was taken to hospital to be treated for gunshot wounds but died shortly after. Formal identification is expected to take place tomorrow and his family continue to be supported by specialist officers.

As enquiries into his death continue, the pub remains closed and cordoned off, and a further scene has also been established on land just off White Cross Lane, as Detective Chief Inspector Steve Handley explains.

“Earlier today we found a burnt out white BMW 1 Series just off White Cross Lane in Doncaster. The car has since been recovered and forensic work is now underway, however we do believe that this vehicle was involved in the incident and used by the offenders.

“We need to piece together the vehicle’s movements before 8.45pm last night and I’m asking anyone who saw a car matching that description in the area to contact us.

“In particular, I’m keen to hear from anyone who may have dashcam footage which shows the car. There are a number of businesses near to the pub and housing estates and many people would have no doubt been leaving work and travelling home earlier that evening– do you have dashcam footage of your car, did you see anything?

“There may also have been a number of taxis in the area and drivers could have footage which could assist with enquiries. If you have any footage, please contact us -  we need to establish where this vehicle has been so we can identify and detain those involved.

“I fully appreciate that this incident has shocked both the local and wider community however I’d like to confirm that we are treating this incident as targeted and believe those involved were known to each other.

“Officers will remain in the area this evening and into tomorrow. If you have any information that could assist the investigation, please call either 101 quoting incident number 796 of 17 January 2019 or speak to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.”

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