Police release fresh details of Dagenham shooting

Police began a search after the incident in Ford Road, Dagenham.

Police began a search after the incident in Ford Road, Dagenham. - Credit: Archant

Police have released more details of a shooting incident in Dagenham yesterday afternoon.

One of the vehicles damaged in the incident yesterday

One of the vehicles damaged in the incident yesterday - Credit: Archant

Trident officers launched an investigation after receiving reports of a man in possession of a firearm at a car wash in Church Elm Lane at just after 3.30pm.

Minutes later the man’s black Ford Focus crashed in Ford Road at the junction with Manning Road. He and a passenger were seen fleeing the scene. Police believe shots were fired but no one was injured.

No arrests have been made.

Officers from Trident Gang Crime Command are appealing for witnesses. Contact police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.