More time for police to question three suspects in Bury St Edmunds shooting investigation

Police attend the scene of a shooting near the train station in Bury St Edmunds

Police attend the scene of a shooting near the train station in Bury St Edmunds - Credit: Sarah Lucy brown

A trio of men arrested in connection with a shooting last week will face further interviews by Suffolk police after the force was granted more time to question them.

The men, all from the south-west, were taken into custody at the weekend.

Last Tuesday at 6.45pm a man in his 30s was shot in the stomach at Forum Court in Bury St Edmunds. He is still in a stable condition in hospital.

The same evening at 7.15pm a burnt out car containing a shotgun was found in Rushbrook Lane and has been linked to the incident.

On Saturday Dorset Police, working with Suffolk Constabulary, arrested a 39-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder and a 34-year-old man on suspicion of conspiracy to murder. Both are from Dorchester.

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Later the same day Avon and Somerset Constabulary arrested a 31-year-old man from Bridgwater on suspicion of attempted murder.

And this afternoon detectives made an application for a warrant of further detention at South East Suffolk Magistrates’ Court, where they were granted an additional 36 hours to question all three suspects.

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These arrests followed three others made last week on Wednesday when a 58-year-old man and two women aged 59 and 28 – all from the Needham Market area – were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder.

All three have been released on bail until October 1 pending further enquiries.

Police continue to appeal for anyone who believes they witnessed any suspicious behaviour at either Forum Court or Rushbrooke Lane, or who has any information about this crime, to contact the Major Investigation Team on 101 quoting reference BU/15/2542, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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