Essex

Sible Hedingham shooting: Two men arrested over burglary

Police vans outside the mansion
Image caption The victim, a man in his 40s, is at risk of having his leg amputated

Two men have been arrested by police investigating an attempted burglary where the householder was shot in the leg through a bedroom door.

Raiders broke into Grade ll-listed The Old Rectory in Sible Hedingham, Essex on 6 February but fled empty-handed.

The men, aged 27 and 23, both from Sible Hedingham, were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and aggravated burglary.

The victim was left with "life-changing injuries", said police.

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Image caption Essex Police said a .410 shotgun was used to shoot the victim through a door at his mansion in north Essex
Image caption The raiders fled the property Sible Hedingham empty-handed

The two suspects were taken to police stations in Braintree and Chelmsford for questioning.

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