Appeal following the discharge of a firearm in Bethnal Green

Detectives are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information following the discharge of a firearm in Tower Hamlets.

A 23-year-old man attended Bethnal Police Station at around 17:50hrs on Wednesday, 13 April to report that a firearm had been discharged in the direction of his car.

The man was accompanied by a 13-year-old girl, who was in the car and had received a minor injury as a result of the incident.

She was given first aid by officers and then taken in an ambulance to an east London hospital to receive treatment.

Following initial enquires officers established that the incident happened in the area of Cheshire Street, E2.

Local officers along with firearms officers attended and road closures were put in place whilst a search of the area was carried out.

Roads in the area have since reopened along with Bethnal Green Police station, which was closed due to the victim receiving medical treatment.

There have been no arrests.

Enquiries are ongoing.
Detectives from the Trident and Area Crime Command are investigating.

Anyone with information should contact detectives from the Trident and Area Crime Command on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.