Two men arrrested after woman injured by air weapon

12 Apr 2016 08:00 AM

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Police investigating an incident in South Shields where an elderly lady was injured by an air weapon have arrested two men.

The incident happened around 8.40am On Sunday morning (April 10) in Erskine Road in South Shields.

The woman was taken to hospital for treatment for her injuries, she has since been released and is recovering at home.

Yesterday evening (Monday, April 11), two men were arrested in connection with the offence.

A 20 year old man was arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent and a 22 year old man was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

Both have been released on police bail.

Enquiries are on-going and any witnesses should contact police.

Anyone with information should contact Northumbria Police on 101 quoting reference 383 100416 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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