15 Aug 2022

Derry police investigating shooting incident in Sevenoaks renew appeal for witnesses

Detectives investigating a shooting incident in the Sevenoaks area of Derry on the morning of Tuesday, 24 July continue to appeal for witnesses. A police spokesperson said: "Reports were received, shortly after 7am, of a number of shots being fired in the Sevenoaks area. "At this time we believe a silver coloured Peugeot car rammed into a black car as it drove near the entrance to Sevenoaks. "A number of shots are then believed to have been fired at the driver of the black car who managed to leave the area and drive to a local police station. There have been no reports of any injuries. "The silver Peugeot was abandoned and set alight at Lincoln Court a short time after the incident." Detectives continue to appeal to anyone who was in the Sevenoaks or Lincoln Court areas on Tuesday morning and who witnessed any of the incidents or anyone who has any information which could assist with the investigation to contact detectives at Strand Road on 101 quoting reference number 252 24/07/18. They are particularly keen to hear from any taxi drivers or motorists who were in the area and who may have dash-cam or mobile phone footage of the incident. Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime. Pictured above: PSNI officers searching the road at Sevenoaks after a shooting incident in the area last Tuesday morning. (Photo - Tom Heaney, nwpresspics)

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