Horden attempted murder: Forensic offers work at scene as victim seriously injured in shooting
Scene of crime officers have been pictured in Horden after an attempted murder investigation was launched in the village in the early hours of Sunday, December 8.
A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. Two women are also in the force’s custody on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder.
Forensic teams were working inside a police cordon on Sunday as the investigation continues.
One man, who lives nearby but did not wish to be named, said: "It was about three or four in the morning, I just heard the police helicopter, I didn't hear any sirens.
“I heard the helicopter, I looked out of the window and saw loads of policemen with guns. So I just locked the door.”
The man’s partner said she was told to walk “the long way round” to get to her home by officers after returning from her mother’s to find the street cordoned off.
She added: “We’ve just moved back, but I used to live round here for 16 years and there’s been nothing like this round here before.”
A North East Ambulance Service spokesman said its crews took a man to James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough due to a wound suffered in a shooting.
Witnesses can contact 101, quoting incident reference 51 of December 8, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.