Four further arrests in shooting probe

The Creggan Shops, Central Drive.
The Creggan Shops, Central Drive.

Police confirmed they have arrested a total of 10 people following a shooting incident in Londonderry at the end of March.

Four of those arrests took place in the past week and in relation to the incident in which a 23-year-old man was shot in the leg in the Central Drive area.

Officers arrested two men, aged 35 and 42, on Tuesday, a 30-year-old man on Wednesday and a 31-year-old woman yesterday. Searches were also carried out in the area.

They were all taken to Musgrave Serious Crime Suite in Belfast for questioning and have now been released unconditionally, except for the 31-year-old woman who remains in police custody.

Detective Inspector Andy Workman said: “This planned search and arrest operation is part of our continuing efforts to investigate the attack on a 23-year-old man last month. It was a vicious incident in which he was shot in the leg.

“The person or people responsible need to be brought to justice. Since the shooting detectives have carried out a number of searches and made a total of 10 arrests.”

He appeal to anyone with information to come forward.