‘Attempted murder’ arrest after teenager’s shot in Witley

Thursday 12th July 2018 8:46 am

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A THURSLEY man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a teenage boy was shot in Witley.

Surrey Police were called to Lea Coach Road, which runs between Witley and the A3, at around 9pm on Monday, July 9, following reports a teenage boy who had been injured.

Officers attended the scene and found the teenage boy had sustained injuries, believed to be from a firearm. The boy’s injuries are serious, but not deemed to be life-threatening at this stage.

A man in his 50s from Thursley has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, and a woman in her 40s from Thursley has been arrested for conspiracy to murder.

Yesterday (July 11), the man was released on conditional bail and the woman was released under investigation. The boy remains in hospital being treated for serious injuries.

Inspector Gary Smith, of the Waverley Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “I understand that residents in Waverley must be concerned by the events of last night. We do believe this was an isolated event, and we have seized the firearm believed to be used in the incident, and there is nothing to indicate any other persons are at risk.”

Anyone with information should call Surrey Police on 101 quoting reference PR/45180073168 or use the online reporting system https://report.police.uk/

Alternatively the independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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