Berkshire

Attempted murder arrest after shooting in Cookham

Sutton Road, Cookham Image copyright Google maps
Image caption Sutton Road in Cookham leads into the village centre

A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following a shooting incident in front of children in a Berkshire village.

Police said a woman, a man and two children were in a stationary Golf car on Sutton Road, Cookham, on Sunday when they were approached by a man.

An "altercation" took place at about 17:15 GMT and the pedestrian produced a gun, shooting it twice.

No-one was hurt in the incident. A 42-year-old man is being held in custody.

He was also arrested for firearm offences.

Supt Kate Ford, from Thames Valley Police, said: "This was a frightening incident for those involved, and the fact that a firearm was discharged in front of children who were in the car is unacceptable.

"Fortunately no-one was physically hurt.

"Early indications are that this was a targeted attack and there are no outstanding suspects."

Police are making inquiries in the area and are appealing for witnesses.

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