Photo Of Man Wanted In Sussex

27 October 2010, 00:00 | Updated: 27 October 2010, 10:49

Detectives have released a photograph of a man they are keen to trace in relation to an attempted murder in Crawley on 3 August.

A 29-year-old man suffered injuries after he answering his door to a gunman in Park Way, Crawley.  He had heard a tap on the door at around 10.45pm and when he answered it he was confronted by a man pointing a shotgun at him. He acted instinctively and quickly slammed the door shut. His quick reaction certainly helped save his life as the man fired two shots into the lower part of the door, leaving him with pellet wounds to his knee, for which he has been treated.

Sussex Police have released a photo of David Martin 42, who's also known as Rudolph and Bassy, who may have valuable information for the inquiry.

DI David Wardley-Wilkins, Major Crime Branch, said: "I am keen to talk to David Martin about the shooting as I believe he may be able to assist us in this investigation. I would appreciate it if he contacted us, or anyone who knows him could tell us where he is. It is possible that David Martin is in Newport in Gwent, Birmingham or Lewisham in London.

"Two men, aged 30 and 50, from Birmingham, have been charged with attempted murder and possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life. They have been remanded in custody until 26 November.

I want to reassure the public that this was not a random attack and that intelligence has been key in this complex inquiry."

Anyone who has information on David Martin's whereabouts should contact Sussex Police on 0845 60 70 999 or the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, quoting Operation Halwell.