Four More Arrests After Bedford Shootings

Bedfordshire Police say four further people have been arrested in relation to shots fired in Bedford at the weekend.

Between 10pm on Friday (8 July) and 5am on Saturday, shots were fired at four separate properties in the town.

A 19 year-old woman from Bedford was arrested in relation to the incident and has been bailed.

Yesterday (Sunday) a further three men from Bedford were arrested; aged 19, 21 and 22 on suspicion of firearms offences and have been bailed pending further investigation.

A second 19 year-old man from Bedford was arrested on suspicion of firearms offences this morning (Monday) and remains in police custody for questioning.

Detective Inspector Katie Dounias said:

"Throughout the weekend we have had a large number of officers committed to this investigation and as a result several arrests have been made.

The investigation is on-going and we will pursue a number of lines of enquiry over the following day. We are continuing to urge the public to come forward with any information they may have about the shootings."

TIMELINE

* The first incident happened at approximately 10pm with shots being fired at a property in Faraday Square. One woman was shot in the arm during the incident and was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

* At around 1am on Saturday, shots were fired at a property in Lovell Road. This was followed shortly afterwards by shots being fired in Foxglove Way at approximately 1.20am.

* Shots were then fired at a property in Romsey Way at approximately 5am.

* Police are treating the incidents as linked and are appealing for anyone with information to contact them.

Superintendent Mark Upex said:

"I would urge anyone who witnessed any disturbances or suspicious activity in and around these addresses overnight to contact us, as well as anyone who might have further information about the individual incidents."

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting Operation Kruse, or 999 if you witness a crime in progress.

There's also the option to contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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