Police issue fresh appeal for information over Doncaster gang shootings feud

Police in Doncaster have issued a fresh appeal for information about a gang war feud which has seen ten separate shootings in the space of three months.

Tuesday, 15th June 2021, 11:59 am

A number of arrests have been made and a number of weapons seized in the wave of violence which began in March.

Investigations into the shootings are continuing and police are probing a number of leads over the shootings which began on March 29.

Since the initial attack in Broxholme Lane, houses in Cantley, Wheatley, Intake, Clay Lane and Edenthorpe have all come under fire.

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Police are appealing for information about a string of Doncaster shootings.
Police are appealing for information about a string of Doncaster shootings.

Police say all the incidents are linked and are targeted attacks and have reassured the public, urging anyone who knows anything about any of the incidents to come forward with information.

Here’s the timeline of the ten shootings being probed

March 29: Shots are fired at a house in Broxholme Lane, Wheatley. Windows are broken.

April 12: A house in Maple Avenue, Cantley, is attacked. Two people are arrested at the scene on suspicion of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.

A short time later, officers receive reports of an abandoned vehicle, a blue Subaru Forester on Mill Street, Armthorpe. A number of weapons are located.

April 29: A house and three cars in Malvern Road, Intake are shot at.

May 6: A man, 30, is seriously injured in a shooting at a house in Aldesworth Road, Cantley with Graham Del Mar, 52, charged with attempted murder.

A 15-year-old boy and two men aged 18 and 27, are also arrested.

May 16: Residents in Thorne Road, Wheatley report hearing a ‘volley of gunfire’ as windows are shot through.

May 18: Shots are fired at the house on Aldesworth Road again, and the property set alight.

May 20: A house in Barnby Dun Road, Wheatley is sealed off after a house and car are fired at

May 21: A number of properties in Exeter Road, Wheatley have windows shattered after men open fire.

June 6: A 15 and 16 year old are arrested after shots are fired in Thorpehall Road, Edenthorpe.

June 10: Shots are fired at a house in Chalmers Drive, Clay Lane following an earlier incident in which drivers faced off with weapons following a collision.

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 or CrimeStoppers on 0800 555111.