Horden shooting: Recycling centre remains closed as attempted murder probe continues

Detectives continue to investigate an attempted murder in Horden which left a man seriously injured in hospital.

Wednesday, 11th December 2019, 11:15 am
Updated Wednesday, 11th December 2019, 11:49 am

The incident – a shooting – happened in the early hours of Sunday, December 8 in Moutter Close. A 40-year-old man was taken to James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough.

Durham County Council said its household waste recycling centre at Horden is temporarily closed while investigations continue.

The local authority advised that bins are being collected as normal, and that anyone with a waste permit can use it at any of its other sites.

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Police officers carry out a search outside a home in Moutter Close, Horden.

Durham Constabulary confirmed a man was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder on Tuesday, December 10.

A woman was also detained on suspicion of assisting an offender. They remain in custody.

Three people arrested in the wake of the shooting – a man on suspicion of attempted murder and two women on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder – have since been released under investigation.

Police officers carry out a search outside a home in Moutter Close, Horden.