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Police investigate shooting at Iwade and linking it to car with bullet holes found at Rainham

By Hayley Robinson

A quiet country lane is the centre of a crime scene following a shooting.

Police were called to reports of a firearms incident at 2.34pm yesterday in the Raspberry Hill Lane area of Iwade.

The road was sealed off shortly afterwards at the junction with Basser Hill and the Kent and Essex police helicopter was seen hovering in the area at about 5.30pm.

The scene of the shooting at Raspberry Hill in Iwade

Raspberry Hill Lane was reopened at 3.30pm.

The incident is being linked to an Audi car with suspected bullet holes parked in the car park next to Rainham library in Birling Avenue.

The bullet hole is seen in the car found at Rainham. Picture: Chris Ferguson
Bullet holes can clearly be seen in the car
Police at the scene of the car found with bullet holes. Picture: Chris Ferguson

The driver of the vehicle was met by officers at the scene shortly after the incident was called in.

A police spokesman said: “No injuries have been reported and this is believed to be an isolated incident.

The key areas involved in the shooting

"As part of their on-going inquiries, officers from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate have closed Basser Hill at the junction of Raspberry Hill.”

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