Shooting In Lilley: Update

3 March 2010, 11:21 | Updated: 3 March 2010, 11:28

Officers investigating a shooting in Lilley last month are renewing their appeal for witnesses following new information.

The incident occurred at around 2.50pm on Wednesday, February 17, in Rueley Dell Road. A group of three or four men wearing black balaclavas entered a house and shot the occupant – a 43 year old man.

They then left the address and were seen getting into a silver car which was located in East Street/Hexton Road – the main road through the village. The car drove off in the direction of Hexton.

Investigations have led officers to believe the silver car was driving erratically on the road to Hexton and, for a period of time, was trying to overtake a small three door blue car, and was driving very close to it. Behind the sliver car was an oil tanker.

Detective Sergeant Sharon Twigg from the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit said: "We are very keen to speak to the occupant(s) of this small blue car and they may have vital information which could help our enquiry.

"Do you remember driving from Lilley to Hexton that afternoon and seeing a silver car with up to four occupants in trying to get past in a hurry? You may recall the large oil tanker driving behind that silver car. If this was you, please contact police as soon as possible."

"If you believe you have any information about this incident, however small you think it may be, please contact us via the non-emergency number 0845 3300222 or alternatively Crimestoppers, the independent charity, on 0800 555 111 where you can leave information anonymously."

The victim was taken to a hospital in London and has since been released.