Essex

Roads blocked in Essex village attempted murder probe

Thirty people were stopped at road blocks in an Essex village on Wednesday evening by police investigating an attempted murder.

House-to-house inquiries were also carried out in West Hanningfield, where a shot was fired at a man in Ship Road at 2130 BST on 8 September.

Police were seeking witnesses in the area at the time of the shooting.

The gunman is described as white and stocky and was wearing a balaclava and dark clothing.

No-one was hurt in the shooting but police said they were investigating the offence as attempted murder.

They would like to speak to witnesses who may have seen the incident or any unusual activity or vehicles in Ship Road on 8 September.

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