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Police seek man suspected of attempted murder
POLICE searching for a man suspected of attempted murder have urged residents in North Yorkshire to remain vigilant, but not to confront him.
Francis O’Donoghue, 27, is wanted in connection with the attempted murder of two of his neighbours at a travellers’ site in Goatswood Lane, Navestock in Essex, last month.
Two men in their twenties suffered gunshot wounds to the legs and chest in the incident, which happened on Tuesday, August 27, and are now recovering after surgery.
Detectives hunting for O’Donoghue believe he could be anywhere in the country, and urged him to hand himself in to police.
O’Donoghue is described as white, approximately 5ft 11ins tall, of medium build, has short-brown hair, has protruding ears and speaks with an Irish accent.
A police spokesman said: “People should avoid any physical contact with him as he may be in possession of a handgun, with anyone coming into contact him urged to call police immediately.
"However, there is nothing to suggest that people in the wider community are at risk of being injured.”
Anyone with information in connection with this shooting, or who has seen O’Donoghue, should contact Essex Police on 101, email SCDappeals@essex.pnn.police.uk or phone Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.