Nottingham

Old Basford pub shooting victim still has bullet inside her

X-ray of bullet
Image caption Police said the bullet was a constant reminder to the woman about the shooting

A 22-year-old woman who was shot at a Nottingham pub still has the bullet lodged inside her four months on.

The woman, described by police as an innocent bystander, was shot in the abdomen while she celebrated a friend's birthday at The Vernon pub in Old Basford on 17 August.

Doctors said it had been "too risky and invasive" to try to remove the bullet.

A £3,000 reward is now being offered by police for information that leads to the conviction of the offender.

Shots were fired into the pub's beer garden at about 21:30 BST.

'Constant reminder'

Police have so far arrested six people in connection with the shooting. All remain on bail pending further inquiries.

Det Ch Insp Louise Jordan said: "The victim was an innocent bystander who was simply enjoying a drink with friends when she was shot.

"As the X-ray shows, she now lives with a constant reminder of the ordeal.

"The only way for her to gain full closure from the incident is for the person, or people, responsible to be brought to justice."

On Monday police made a new appeal for witnesses and urged anyone with information about the shooting to get in touch.

Det Ch Insp Jordan also revealed that the person responsible was believed to have used the nearby Vernon Park as a cut-through and was thought to have fired the shot from Vernon Park Drive, which is next to the pub.

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