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Francis O'Donoghue hunt: Arrest on suspicion of assisting offender

  • 12 September 2013
  • From the section England

Police hunting for a man believed to have shot two people on farmland in Essex on Tuesday have arrested a man on suspicion of assisting an offender.

Two men were left with wounds to the legs and chest in what police said was a dispute between neighbours.

Police are looking for Francis O'Donoghue, 27, who is believed to have been at his home on the farm off Goatswood Lane, Navestock, at the time.

A man, 28, from Islington, London, was arrested by armed police in Navestock.

He was being questioned by detectives at a police station in west Essex.

'Recovering with relatives'

Police said officers were still looking for Mr O'Donoghue, who police believe could be in London or Hertfordshire.

The BBC's Crimewatch programme will be featuring the shooting and displaying Mr O'Donoghue's picture.

Two men in their 20s from the Brentwood area sustained gunshot wounds to the legs and chest and underwent surgery.

They are now recovering with relatives after being discharged from hospital and continue to receive police support.

Police said the shooting was the culmination of a disagreement which began outside a shop in Harold Wood earlier in the day.

Detectives want anyone with information in connection with the shooting to contact Essex Police.

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