Woman injured in shooting incident

RICHARD PARR Three men are being quizzed by detectives on suspicion of attempted murder after a woman was shot in an apparent on-going feud. The 31-year-old King's Lynn woman suffered serious hand injuries in the shooting at a caravan close to the busy A148 Fakenham-Lynn road at Tattersett on Wednesday evening.

RICHARD PARR

Three men are being quizzed by detectives on suspicion of attempted murder after a woman was shot in an apparent on-going feud.

The 31-year-old King's Lynn woman suffered serious hand injuries in the shooting at a caravan close to the busy A148 Fakenham-Lynn road at Tattersett on Wednesday evening.

She was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Lynn, after an ambulance was flagged down and later needed surgery. Her injuries are not life threatening.

Three men - aged 20, 29 and 46 and from the Lynn area - were arrested in the early hours of Thursday at Birchanger, Essex, by officers from Essex following inquiries by Norfolk police.

A fourth man - a 50-year-old from the Hunstanton area - was arrested in the Fakenham area on Thursday morning on suspicion of burglary in connection with the inquiry. He also remains in custody.

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Norfolk Police's major investigation team is continuing its probe into the shooting and has appealed for help from people with information which can be given in confidence.

It is thought the people involved knew each other and it is believed the shooting was part of an on-going feud.

The incident happened at about 7.45pm on Wednesday evening at the caravan located among a collection of run down sheds and piles of wood in an untidy field just 50 yards from the Tattersett/Coxford crossroads.

Det Chief Insp Neil Firm, who is leading the inquiry, said: “The parties involved are believed to be known to one another and it is possible that it could be domestic-related.

He added: “It is being treated as an isolated incident and we are not linking it to the shooting last week in King's Lynn.”

On Thursday the field was sealed off with blue and white tape as a police scenes of crime van was parked outside its entrance gate.

A small group of people were seen at the entrance talking to plain clothes police officers. A uniformed police officer was keeping guard.

A neighbour, who did not want to be named, said she heard the sound of a gun going off during Wednesday evening but did not see anything more.

The village of Tattersett is split into two by the A148 road and there are only a small number of properties in the vicinity of the field.

t Police are anxious to hear from any witnesses to the incident or anyone with further information. They should contact the MIT incident room at Downham Market police station on 0845 456 4567.