More Arrests After Brighton Shooting

16th February 2015

Three more men have been arrested by detectives investigating a shooting in Brighton last month.

A 39-year-old man living in a flat in Elmore Road, Brighton, suffered shotgun wounds at 11.25pm on Tuesday 27 January.

On Friday (13 February) detectives arrested three men, aged 24, 45 and 33, in Brighton, on suspicion of conspiracy to murder, attempted murder, causing grievous bodily harm, criminal damage and theft .

They were later released on police bail while enquiries continue. Three private addresses in the city were searched.

Three men who went to the address on 27 January had fired a single shot through the door which hit the victim but did not cause life-threatening injuries.

The victim was taken by ambulance to the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, where he was treated for his injuries. Armed officers were deployed but the suspects had fled.

On Thursday (5 February) a 31-year-old man from Hove was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and a 24-year-old man from Brighton has been detained on suspicion of conspiracy to murder. They were later released on police bail until 8 April while enquiries continue.

Detective Chief Inspector Paul Rymarz, of the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team, who is leading the investigation, said: "This is still a very active investigation and we are determined to establish exactly what has happened and why.

"We are still keen to hear from anyone who may have information about this incident or any suspicious vehicles, people or activity in the Elmore Road area late on Tuesday 27 January.

"We are offering a reward of £5,000 for information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the those responsible. Crimestoppers have also offered £5,000 on the same conditions."

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk quoting Operation Kenton, or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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