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Man charged with attempted murder following Derby shooting

Posted on 25th May 2018

Adam Yunus has been charged with attempted murder and firearms offences in relation to a shooting in Derby on Friday, April 27.

The 26-year-old, of Hamstead Road, Birmingham, will appear at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court today.

The charge comes a month to the day after the incident in Coleridge Street, Sunny Hill.

Our officers were called to reports of a shooting and found a 26-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his shoulder.

Between 1pm and 3pm today officers will be in and around the area of the incident speaking to local people.

Detective Chief Inspector Darren De’ath, who is leading the investigation, said: “I would like to thank the community for their assistance in this investigation. Information that has been passed to us by members of the public has directly helped secure the arrest and charge of Mr Yunus.

“While we have arrested ten other people in relation to this incident the investigation is still ongoing and we have a number of lines of enquiry that we are following.

“A number of officers will be revisiting the area this afternoon and I would urge anyone who has information to speak to them in confidence.

“Derbyshire Constabulary will not stand for the use of guns on the streets of our county and we will do everything within our power to bring those who use them to justice. If you have been involved in this incident, either as perpetrator or by assisting an offender, we will find you.”

Our officers are still very keen to speak to anyone who may have been in the Sunny Hill area between 1pm and 2pm – particularly drivers who have dash cam footage and homes or businesses with CCTV.

In particular any footage that may include pictures of two cars that were involved in the incident; an ‘18’ registered black Vauxhall Astra and a ‘67’ registered black Ford Focus.

Anyone with information is asked to contact us on 101 quoting reference number 18000190565.

You can also call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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