North Weald: Investigation after reports of shots fired at car

Crime / Sun 26th Feb 2023 at 06:41pm

POLICE officers are continuing to investigate an incident in North Weald during which a firearm was discharged.

A spokesperson said: “We were called to High Road, close to Emberson Way, at about 1am on Sunday 12 February following reports of a shotgun being fired at a car. 

The suspect then attempted to leave on a moped which failed to start. He then ran off. 

The moped was located and recovered. Officers, including crime scene investigators and specialist search dogs carried extensive enquiries in the area throughout the day. 

The investigation has progressed over the last two weeks, and we are now appealing to anyone who may have seen a moped rider in the area at the time wearing a black and white motorbike helmet, a white and light blue, turquoise or teal ski jacket and red gloves. 

It’s possible this person may have flagged down a passing motorist to ask for a lift. 

We are also asking residents in High Road, Emberson Way and surrounding roads to check their gardens to identify any discarded items of clothing. 

You can let us know by submitting a report on our website or by using our online Live Chat service available Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) between 10am-9pm.

Visit www.essex.police.uk/digital101 to find out more about our website reporting services.

Alternatively you can call us on 101.

In an emergency always call 999.

If you would like to make an anonymous report you can contact independent charity @CrimestoppersUK, by visiting their website or by calling 0800 555 111.

“Please quote incident 79 of 12 February when providing any information to make sure it gets to the right person as quickly as possible”. 

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