Arrests in connection with Arbourthorne shooting

Date published: 25 July 2020 11:34
Dated: 02 July 2020 08:59:23

Two people have been arrested in connection with a shooting in Arbourthorne, Sheffield earlier this week. 

On Tuesday 30 June, officers were called to Errington Avenue shortly before 9:45pm following reports of a firearms discharge. A short time later, at 9:53pm, a call was received reporting that shots had also been fired on Aylward Road.  

Last night (Wednesday 1 July) our officers, supported by an armed team from Nottinghamshire Police arrested a 20 year-old man in Retford on suspicion of attempted murder. 

Shortly afterwards, a 24 year-old woman was arrested in Sheffield on suspicion of attempted murder. They both remain in police custody. 
Detective Chief Inspector Paul Murphy said: “We have worked hard overnight to arrest two people in connection with the shootings. 

“We know this type of criminality has devastating impacts on our communities and we are committed to ensuring that those involved are brought before the courts.

“We are treating this as a targeted attack and do not believe that there is a wider risk to the public. You will continue to see an increased presence of police officers in the Arbourthorne area today. Our teams are there to reassure you that we are doing all we can to tackle this organised criminality.

“We continue to appeal for information that could help our investigations, I urge you to report this either by speaking to an officer or calling 101, quoting incident number 487 of 1 July 2020.”

“Alternatively, if you would like to remain completely anonymous, or do not feel comfortable speaking to police, you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers. Their telephone number is 0800 555111 or you can submit information via their website crimestoppers-uk.org.”

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