Noak Hill travellers tell of shooting fear
PUBLISHED: 18:01 30 September 2010
A MAN shot in the back at a travellers’ site in Noak Hill last week is in a stable condition in hospital, police said.
The 33-year-old, who was allegedly attacked by another traveller at around 7pm last Wednesday at the enclave off Church Road, underwent emergency surgery.
His wounds have been described as “life-changing” by a police spokesman.
Residents at the site have refused to comment, but the episode has caused fear among travellers in neighbouring Berskins Road – an established camp in the area.
Charlie Clarke told the Recorder: “We want people to know this is nothing to do with us.
“These travellers live about half-a-mile from us. We are Christians and aren’t troublemakers.
“We’re shaken up by this. There are a lot of frightened people here.”
Trident police officers, who deal with inter-ethnic shootings, are still hunting the attacker.
The gunman is described as being around 30-years-old, white, and as wearing a blue T-shirt and black and white shorts.
He fled the scene by car.
It is thought he may have links to the Essex area, particularly Harlow.
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