Man (23) shot in the leg

A 23-YEAR-old Bulwell man has escaped serious injury after he was shot in the leg in Radford.

The victim, who has not been named, turned up at the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham for treatment to his wound at 7.50 pm last Friday.

This was reported to police, who had already received reports of gunshots in the Larkdale Street area of the city on the edge of the Arboretum.

Armed officers rushed to the scene and set up a cordon on Larkdale Street at its junctions with Forest Road West and Tennyson Street, as well as Burns Street at the junction with Wildman Street.

The road-closures were lifted at 10 am on Saturday but a full investigation continued throughout the weekend with house-to-house enquiries.

The man’s injuries were relatively minor and he was released from hospital 24 hours after turning up at the accident and emergency department.

Student Rachel Littlechild (22), who lives in a shared house in Wildman Street, said someone in her building thought they had heard a gunshot.

“I didn’t hear anything,” said Rachel. “It really scares me. It seems like crime has been increasing around here which is a bit worrying.”

David Bothwell, of Larkdale Street, said: “Nottingham has quite a bad reputation but round here it is relatively quiet so I was quite surprised. It happens unfortunately.”

Investigating officers would like to speak to anyone who saw the shooting. Call Nottinghamshire police on 0300 3009999 or call the free and confidential Crimestoppers hotline on 0800 555111.