Tyne & Wear

Benton Wheatsheaf car park shooting: Seven arrested

Seven people have been arrested in connection with the shooting of a man in a North Tyneside pub car park.

The man, 47, was specifically targeted outside the Wheatsheaf on Whitley Road, Benton, on 14 December, police said.

Three men in their 40s were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. A woman, 25, is accused of aiding an offender.

Police said another man, 34, had been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, with two others arrested on suspicion of violent disorder.

All have been bailed pending further enquiries.

A Northumbria Police spokesman said the victim, who suffered arm and leg injuries, had been discharged from hospital.

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