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Police hunt gunman after shots fired at minicab

25 Jul 2018

 

 

Detectives investigating a shooting in Plumstead have released an image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the incident.

Police were called at about 18:35hrs on Friday, 8 June to reports of a firearm being discharged in Herbert Road, SE18.

At about 18:30hrs, two men walked into a cab office in Herbert Road and requested a cab.

The men got into a cab. As the driver reversed, he saw a group of males approach the cab. One of them pointed a handgun at the cab and fired it once into the rear of the car, shattering the window, and narrowly missing the two passengers.

The suspects then ran-off from the scene in a car.

The two passengers got out of the taxi and made-off on foot.

No injuries were reported in relation to the shooting.

The incident is being investigated by the Met’s Trident and Area Crime Command and detectives have released the image of a man they would like to speak to regarding the shooting.

Anyone who recognises the man, or has information about the incident, should call police on 020 8247 4863 or 101.

Information can also be reported anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.

Update:

Four men aged 27, 22, 23 and 26 have been charged in connection with this incident. 

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