Spalding

Eighth person arrested in attempted murder probe after Spalding shooting

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An eighth person has been arrested as part of an attempted murder investigation after a man was shot in the Spalding area.

A 24-year-old man was found by a driver with what has been confirmed as a gunshot wound at around 9.20pm on Friday, February 28.

The motorist took him to hospital, where he was said to be in a serious condition. He remains in hospital at the time of publication.

An eighth person, a 30-year-old man from the Peterborough area, was arrested after a warrant was executed at an address in Willonholt on Monday morning.

The eight arrested are as follows:

  • A 50-year-old from the Boston area was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, committing an act/series of acts with intent to prevent the course of justice, conspiracy to cause GBH and threats to kill
  • A 23-year-old man from the Boston area was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to cause GBH
  • A 25-year-old man from the Huntingdon area was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder
  • A 20-year-old from the Spalding area was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and possession of a class B drug
  • A 22-year-old from the Boston area was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender
  • A 40-year-old woman from the Spalding area was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender and conspiracy to commit GBH
  • A 26-year-old man from the Peterborough area was arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent
  • A 30-year-old man from the Peterborough area was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit GBH.

All eight remain in custody at the time of publication and investigations are ongoing.

Police initially indicated the man had been shot in Boston, but the force now believes it happened in the Spalding area.

The force is urging anyone with information to contact them on 101, quoting incident 436 of February 28.

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