UPDATE: Man arrested in connection with A47 shooting incident released on bail

THE man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after he forced a car off the A47 near Guyhirn at the weekend has been released on bail.

Police swooped on a house in Leverington on Monday to arrest a 40-year-old man from the Wisbech area in connection with the shooting incident on Saturday that closed Fenland’s busiest road for 12 hours.

A spokesman confirmed that a firearm has not been found.

He was held at Thorpe Wood Police Station, Peterborough, and was released yesterday until December 21.

A 25-year-old man from Guyhirn sustained minor injuries after his car was forced off the road and flipped over.


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He discharged himself from the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn, where he was taken with not life-threatening injuries.

A police spokesman said the road remained closed for so long because officers needed to complete forensic work before the vehicle was removed.

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CONTACT: Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident on Saturday. If you have any information call 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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