Man shot in the chest near Suffolk business park

A man was shot in the chest on land close to Woolpit Business Park, off Windmill Avenue, about 11.55

A man was shot in the chest on land close to Woolpit Business Park, off Windmill Avenue, about 11.55pm on May 9 Picture: GOOGLE MAPS - Credit: Archant

Two men arrested after a 27-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound are believed to have been shooting rabbits nearby, Suffolk police have said.

Quiet Woolpit usually makes headlines for its tourism offer and heritage Picture: ARCHANT

Quiet Woolpit usually makes headlines for its tourism offer and heritage Picture: ARCHANT

Police were called at 11.55pm yesterday to reports someone had been shot on land off Windmill Avenue, near Woolpit Business Park.

When officers arrived they found the victim, a 27-year-old man, had been shot in the chest.

He was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital where he was treated for injuries which are not considered to be life-threatening.

A 56-year-old man from Woolpit and a 42-year-old man from Stowmarket were arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm and taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre for questioning.

The village of Woolpit, Suffolk, where a man was shot in the chest on Saturday night Picture: MIKE P

The village of Woolpit, Suffolk, where a man was shot in the chest on Saturday night Picture: MIKE PAGE - Credit: Mike Page


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It is believed the men arrested were shooting rabbits on farmland nearby.

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Suffolk police on 101 quoting crime reference 37/25649/20.

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Or, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Jane Storey (middle) expressed her shock at the incident Picture: ARCHANT

Jane Storey (middle) expressed her shock at the incident Picture: ARCHANT

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