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Warnings sent after Spennymoor shooting

Shooting scene
Image caption Police are waiting for the results of tests on two firearms

Police investigating a double shooting in a County Durham town have sent letters to nine men warning them they are being monitored.

Two men were shot in Spennymoor on 9 October. One was taken to hospital but neither was seriously hurt.

The letters were delivered to the nine men who Durham Police believe are linked in some way to the shooting.

They inform them that they will be subject to "increased police attention".

Ch Insp Vicki Martin, from Durham Police, said: "It has been made very clear to them that they are not beyond the law.

"We will be watching them closely, visiting their homes on a regular basis and monitoring their activities.

"We will leave these people in no doubt they will be the focus of police attention."

Two shotguns were recovered near the scene of the shooting and police are waiting for the results of tests to see if either of them were used.

Six men who were arrested in connection with the inquiry remain on police bail.

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