Operation Sapphire investigation launched after 16 Year Old Shot in Northampton

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Police are appealing for information after a teenage boy was shot in Northampton.

The 16-year-old was shot in the Thorplands area shortly after 7.30pm last night, Monday, September 30, suffering serious but not life-threatening injuries.

An investigation has been launched and officers are appealing for anyone who saw what happened or has information about it to call 101, citing Operation Sapphire.

Senior investigating officer Detective Chief Inspector Adam Pendlebury, of Northampton CID, said: “We’re working closely with the victim and his family, as well as with the local community, to gather information and provide reassurance.

“Our investigation into last night’s events is fast-moving and we’d encourage anyone with information which could be relevant, however small, to get in touch as soon as possible to help us apprehend those responsible.”

Call Northamptonshire Police on 101 with any information, or Crimestoppers in confidence on 0800 555111.

Incident number: 19000522608

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