Incident in Kerry Drive Cranham

Local Cranham Residents’ Association councillors have been liaising with the police following a shooting at an address in Kerry Drive, Cranham on Friday night (01 May 2020). Councillors Gillian Ford and John Tyler visited the scene on Saturday afternoon and have offered our assistance in any community related way we can help.

The Metropolitan Police have issued the following statement on Saturday morning – 

‘Police were called at 2130hrs on Friday, 01 May, to an address in Kerry Drive, Upminster. Officers attended along with London Ambulance Service and found two people at the address suffering injuries.

A boy, aged around 11 years, had sustained a gunshot injury. A man, believed to be aged in his 40’s, had sustained lacerations to his head. It is unknown whether his injuries were caused by the firearm discharge.

Both were injured inside the address. They were taken to hospital. The condition of the man has been assessed as not life-threatening or life-changing. The condition of the boy has been assessed as not life-threatening but may be life-changing.

A number of suspects had made off prior to the arrival of police. A police helicopter assisted officers in searches, however there has been no arrest at this stage. Enquiries are underway to establish the full circumstances.

Residents can expect to see an increased police presence in the area as part of reassurance patrols over the weekend and are encouraged to approach officers to speak about any concerns. Any witnesses are asked to call police on 101 quoting ref 7285/01may. To remain anonymous, please contact the independent charity Crimestoppers.

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  1. There have now been 3 incidents in the same area in the last 6 weeks and just this week a police car speeding up Kings Gardens towards the Brick Fields. As residents of the area, we are very concerned that the level of crime is increasing and given that the Kerry Drive incident was captured on a ring doorbell and broadcast to a very wide community, these incidents show that the criminals had little regard for the residents of that address. More importantly, a broader set of people are watching the video and listening to the audio somewhat desensitised as though it is a reality show on television. How concerned should we be in Cranham & Upminster as we have families that are increasingly exposed to crime and are beginning to just accept it as a way of life. That cannot be right.

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