Timeline of eight Doncaster feud shootings being probed by police
A feud which has led to eight shootings in Doncaster in three months has seen a number of arrests, weapons seized and police probing a wave of violence that has swept across the town.
South Yorkshire Police have moved to reassure residents that a string of recent firearms incidents are all connected, with the feud between warring factions kicking off back in March.
Here’s the timeline of all the Doncaster shootings which police have connected and which are currently under investigation.
March 29: Shots are fired at a house in Broxholme Lane, Wheatley. Windows are broken in the night time attack
April 12: A house in Maple Avenue, Cantley, is attacked by gunmen. Armed response officers are deployed and 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 at the scene.
April 29: A house and three cars in Malvern Road, Intake are shot at. No one is injured in the incident.
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, who were arrested are released under investigation.
May 16: Residents living in Thorne Road and Winchester Avenue, Wheatley report hearing a ‘volley of gunfire’ as windows are shot throught at another property.
May 18: Shots are fired at the house on Aldesworth Road again, and the property set alight. A car parked outside the house is also damaged.
May 20: A house in Barnby Dun Road, Wheatley is sealed off after a house and car are fired at by men with guns
May 21: A number of properties in Exeter Road, Wheatley have windows shattered after men open fire in the street.
Police are appealing for information about all of the incidents. Anyone with information can contact South Yorkshire Police on 101 or CrimeStoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.