Three men arrested by police investigating attempted murder in Burton


Three men were arrested yesterday by detectives investigating the attempted murder of a man in Shobnall Street on Monday evening and the investigation is progressing quickly.

One man was arrested in Burton-on-Trent yesterday evening (Tues) and two men were later arrested in the Walsall area.

Chief Inspector Steve Maskrey, Commander of the East Staffordshire Local Policing Team, said: “This is a fast moving investigation and the three men arrested last night will be questioned through the day by a team of experienced detectives from our Major Investigation Department. A detailed forensic examination is also taking place of a vehicle recovered yesterday afternoon in the Burton area and we continue to appeal to anyone with information to get in touch.

“The injured man remains in hospital in a critical, but stable, condition and specially trained family liaison officers continue to offer support to his family.”

The attempted murder investigation was launched following an incident at around 10pm on Monday 20 July, when emergency services were called to a report of an injured man in Shobnall Street, Burton.

A local 49-year-old man had been involved in a collision with a car and had sustained very serious injuries. The vehicle left the scene.

The man arrested in Burton in connection with the incident is a 26-year-old from Burton. The two arrested in Walsall are a 37-year-old man from Walsall and a 36-year-old man from Burton.

Chief Inspector Maskrey added: “Whilst the investigation is continuing I urge anyone with information or concerns to get in touch. Our detectives are working around the clock to establish the facts and to gather all the available evidence in order to bring those responsible to justice.

“The local neighbourhood policing team are maintaining a highly visible presence in the area to ensure the community affected are supported and reassured. We will continue with this over the coming days as the investigation progresses and we will be keeping all members of the community informed of any significant developments.”

Anyone with information about this incident, or if any residents have any concerns, should call Staffordshire Police on 101 or the independent charity, Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111. All calls will be treated in confidence.

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