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Police reassurances over Murton shooting
9:27am Monday 4th March 2013 in News
A POLICE chief has sought to reassure residents in a village near York that they were not put at risk during a shooting incident – and to explain why the matter was not publicised by North Yorkshire Police at the time.
The force revealed last week how a man in his 30s had suffered pellet wounds to his stomach and arm, caused by a shotgun, in an incident in Murton Lane, Murton, the previous week but was later released from hospital.
A villager subsequently contacted The Press to ask why police did not issue a press release or post information on its website immediately afterwards, to explain to concerned residents what had happened.
But Supt Lisa Winward, the York Safer Neighbourhood Commander, said: “We are satisfied that this was an isolated incident which did not pose a threat to the wider community.”