20 arrested after Sunderland shooting incident

Police have now arrested a total of 20 people as part of an ongoing operation following a shooting incident at Craigshaw Square last week.

Thursday, 22nd September 2016, 2:23 pm
Updated Tuesday, 4th October 2016, 1:15 pm
Police on scene after the shooting in Craigshaw Square, Hylton Castle.

Those arrested, 19 men and one woman, remain on police bail as inquiries continue.

Officers have also now identified two vehicles which were used in the firearms incident in Craigshaw Square on Monday, September 12, when a window was shot at with a firearm.

Police on scene after the shooting in Craigshaw Square, Hylton Castle.

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The vehicles, a silver Mitsubishi Shogun Pajero and a grey Peugeot 307 Estate have been recovered by police.

Police are now appealing for anyone who may have seen these vehicles either separately, or together, in the early hours of Monday, September 12, in the Sunderland area, specifically the area of Hylton Castle in Sunderland, to contact them.

Superintendent Brad Howe said: "Police enquiries are ongoing into this matter and are expected to be continuing for some time to come.

"It remains a very active enquiry we want to make it clear that we will not tolerate the illegal use of firearms in our communities.

Police on scene after the shooting in Craigshaw Square, Hylton Castle.

"We continue to ask for help from the community, we'd particularly like to hear from anyone who may have seen either or both of the vehicles in the area of Hylton Castle during September 12."

Anyone with information relating to the investigation is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101 quoting reference 106 120916 or alternatively they can ring the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.