Five arrested in Peterborough as armed police execute three warrants following shooting in city

Police examining the Vauxhall Insignia. Photo: Joe Giddens/PA
Police examining the Vauxhall Insignia. Photo: Joe Giddens/PA

Five people were arrested as armed police executed three warrants at locations across Peterborough yesterday,

Officers carried out a number of warrants across the city on Wednesday, January 9, following a shooting in Welbourne Road, Werrington, in the early hours of Thursday January 3.

Police examining the Vauxhall Insignia. Photo: Joe Giddens/PA

Police examining the Vauxhall Insignia. Photo: Joe Giddens/PA

Three men aged 22, 26, and 27, and a 16-year-old boy, all from Peterborough, and a fifth man aged 26, from the North London area, were arrested yesterday afternoon.

The first arrests were made shortly after 2pm when officers stopped a Huntingdonshire District Council private hire vehicle, a grey/silver Vauxhall Insignia, on the A47 at Fulbridge Road, Peterborough.

A second warrant was executed at a house in Southfields Drive in Stanground shortly after 4pm and a black Audi was seized.

A third warrant was executed by armed police in Greenwood Road in Hampton Vale at around 6.30pm last night and a further arrest made.

Police examining the Vauxhall Insignia. Photo: Joe Giddens/PA

Police examining the Vauxhall Insignia. Photo: Joe Giddens/PA

All suspects remain in custody at Thorpe Wood Police Station in Peterborough.

The shooting in Werrington took place at 12.20am last Thursday. A firearm was discharged but nobody was injured, a police spokeswoman confirmed.

Police in Southfields Drive in Stanground, Peterborough,

Police in Southfields Drive in Stanground, Peterborough,

Police took a black Audi away from the scene

Police took a black Audi away from the scene