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Suspect in court after ‘shotgun’ fired in Nottingham hotel

A suspect has been appeared in court after an improvised gun was fired in a hotel room.

Police were called to the Premier Inn hotel in Goldsmith Street, Nottingham, shortly after midnight on Friday morning (31 December 2021).

A 16-year-old boy was treated for a gunshot wound to his leg which officers believe was the result of an accidental discharge of an improvised shotgun device.

He was treated in hospital but has since been released.

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Police at the scene of the incident on 31 December 2021

The boy, who cannot be named, has been charged with possessing a firearm without a certificate and possessing a prohibited weapon.

He appeared at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court yesterday (Thursday) and was bailed to appear at Nottingham Crown Court at a later date.

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The gun was seized at the scene.

Detective Sergeant Lee Cattell, of Nottinghamshire Police said: “Extensive investigations have taken place at the scene and we believe this to be an isolated incident.

“Firearms discharges are extremely rare in Nottinghamshire. When they do happen we move very quickly to ensure they are thoroughly investigated and suspects are put before the courts.

“We treat all reports of firearms offences extremely seriously and are committed to acting in on intelligence and removing weapons from circulation at the earliest possible opportunity.”



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