Police release photo of moped used in city centre shooting

Police found the moped abandoned on Briarbank Avenue, off Porchester Road. (Photo: Notts Police)

Detectives looking for a gunman who opened fire outside a Nottingham bar, injuring a young woman, have released a picture of a moped they believe was used by the attacker.

The black, red and white Sinnis Harrier was seen being ridden in the Lace Market area immediately before the shooting on Fletcher Gate at around 10.20pm on November 3.

A man riding a moped fired shots toward Das Kino bar, one of which hit a 24-year-old woman in the arm, before riding off.

The woman, who is not believed to have been the intended target, was taken to hospital and has since been discharged.

Officers later arrested a 20-year-old man who was bailed pending further enquiries.

The moped pictured was seen travelling to the area of Porchester Road, St Ann’s, where it was later found abandoned on Briarbank Avenue.

Anyone who may have seen it being ridden in the Lace Market area or abandoned in Briarbank Avenue is being asked to contact Notts Police.

A force spokesman said: “We’d also like to hear from any drivers who may have dash-cam footage recorded in the Lace Market area at around 10.20pm on Saturday, November 3.”

Detailed forensic examinations of the moped are underway, they added.

The shooting happened outside Das Kino, Fletcher Gate, around the junction with Pilcher Gate. (Photo: Google)

Police have increased city patrols since the incident and on Saturday handed out leaflets and spoke to hundreds of people in the city centre as part of a re-appeal for information.

Assistant Chief Constable Kate Meynell said: “This was a serious offence and we’re absolutely determined to bring the person responsible to justice.

“Our officers are working round the clock on this case and are pursuing a number of lines of enquiry but still believe there are more people out there who could have crucial information.

“We’re urging anyone who recalls seeing this moped being ridden in the Lace Market area just prior to the shooting to come forward and help us piece together the exact circumstances of the incident.

“Were you in Fletcher Gate at the time of the shooting? Did you see or hear anything? Perhaps you did but didn’t think anything of it at the time and now think it may have been connected. If so we want to hear from you as soon as possible.

“We’re also keen to hear from anyone – taxi drivers or other drivers – who may have been driving past the area and may have dash-cam footage recorded in Fletcher Gate around the time of the shooting.

“Have you heard friends talking about people they believe may have carried out the attack, perhaps on social media? Have you seen anything on social media that might be helpful to the inquiry? Have you noticed any of your friends or family acting suspiciously since this incident?

“Even the smallest piece of information could be vital to our investigation and help us build up the bigger picture of what happened so please let us know.”

Anyone with any information is urged to contact police on 101, quoting incident 952 of November 3 November 2018, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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