Upminster shooting: Two more arrests made

The boy'’s condition is listed as not life-threatening but 'possibly life-changing'. Picture: PA/Tom

The boy'’s condition is listed as not life-threatening but 'possibly life-changing'. Picture: PA/Tom Pilgrim - Credit: PA/Tom Pilgrim

Two more men in their thirties have been arrested in connection with the Upminster shooting that took place in Kerry Drive.

One is in custody on suspicion of aggravated burglary and another for suspicion of conspiracy to commit burglary and assisting an offender.

A total of five people have now been arrested in connection with the incident on May 1, that left an 11-year-old boy suffering gunshots wounds and his father with lacerations to the head.

A 16-year-old has been released on bail, an 18-year-old released without further investigation and yesterday (May 5), police charged a 26-year-old with aggravated burglary and possession of a knife.

The 11-year-old boy remains in hospital in a serious but stable condition.

Det Insp Matthew Webb, leading the investigation, said: “Enquiries into the circumstances of what happened continue and we are grateful to the public who have come forward so far. Anyone with any information is asked to contact police or, to remain anonymous, Crimestoppers.”