Man, 26, arrested in connection with 30-year-old man being shot in thigh in Kirkby-in-Ashfield

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Southwell Close, Kirkby-in-Ashfield (Picture: Google)

A 26-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a 30-year-old man being shot in the thigh in Kirkby-in-Ashfield.

Nottinghamshire Police were called to Southwell Close at around 9pm on Monday (August 6).

The 30-year-old man who was shot was taken to hospital with injuries not believed to be life-threatening or life-altering.

The 26-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm and grievous bodily harm.

Detective Chief Inspector Kevin Broadhead said: “Today we deployed a significant amount of resources, including armed officers and the police helicopter, to carry out a search in Kirkby-in-Ashfield and I’m pleased we now have one suspect in custody.

“Our main priority is your safety and I hope the arrest today will give the local community some reassurance.

“However the investigation does not stop here – extra officers will remain in the area while enquiries are ongoing and we still need your help and local knowledge.

“We will not tolerate guns on the streets on Nottinghamshire and I’d urge you to let us know anything you have seen or heard; the smallest piece of information could be vital to the investigation.

“If you want to offer any information about the incident, you can call us on 101, giving the incident number 1050 of August 6 or you can remain anonymous by calling 0800 555 111.”