Two arrests over major incidents
An 18-year-old man has been arrested for attempted murder after a shooting in Pembroke.
Police said the teenager was taken into custody after officers searched a home on Factory Lane in Pembroke at about 5.25pm on Tuesday.
The arrest came after a 22-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to his upper body on Happy Valley Road last Thursday.
A police spokesman added that a 23-year-old man had also been arrested in connection with a robbery at Gold Standard, in Washington Mall, Hamilton on January 29 after officers raided a home on Field View Lane, Pembroke, at about 4.30pm on Tuesday.
The man is the fourth to be arrested in connection with the incident.
Police said investigations into both incidents continued.
Yesterday, Commissioner of Police Stephen Corbishley stated that the owner of a property on Peat Lane in Pembroke, where armed police attended on Sunday in the wake of a shooting on nearby Field View Lane, was found to have “no involvement in this matter”.
Mr Corbishley spoke after photographs of the officers at the residence, with “inaccurate and offensive social media comments”, continued to circulate on platforms such as Facebook.
Police checked the area because of information suggesting the offenders had fled in the direction of the property — but Mr Corbishley said the online posts were “wholly inaccurate and I, therefore, make this release to correct the facts of this matter”.
•Anyone with information that could help the inquiries should call Detective Inspector Kenten Trott on 717-2345 or the independent and confidential Crime Stoppers hotline on 800-8477
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