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Nationwide police hunt for gunman wanted for attempted murder
11:38am Friday 6th September 2013 in News
POLICE forces across the country are warned to be on the lookout for a wanted man who could be anywhere in the country.
Francis O’Donoghue, 27, is wanted by Essex Police following a shooting on a travellers’ site in the county on August 27.
Two men in their 20s sustained gunshot wounds to the legs and chest.
Although detectives are focussing their attention on travellers sites in Essex, Hertfordshire and throughout London, police say he could be anywhere.
People should avoid any contact as he may be in possession of a handgun, said police.
They are urged to to call police immediately on 999.
However, police have stressed there is nothing to suggest that people in the wider community are at risk of being injured.
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.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Essex Police on 101 or email SCDappeals@essex.pnn.police.uk.
They can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
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