'Wild West Britain': Masked Gunman Shoots Victim Point-blank

Published June 10th, 2018 - 07:00 GMT
(Shutterstock/ File Photo)
(Shutterstock/ File Photo)

A masked gunman shoots his victim at point-blank range at dawn on a quiet residential street in the most shocking image yet from 'Wild West Britain'.

Seconds later the gunman had fled the scene in suburban Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, in a van. 

Police believe the shooting was a 'targeted attack' and yesterday released shocking images from a resident's CCTV camera as they hunted the gunman.

It is just one more sickening incident in a wave of violent crime sweeping the country.

There have been 74 killings in London so far this year - many of them stabbings - and at one point the capital's murder rate was higher that New York's for the first time.

The latest victim was a man in his 30s who was stabbed to death in Haringey on Saturday night.

In February more than 250 knives and swords were seized across London in just one week and 283 people, many of them teenagers, were arrested for carrying them. 

There were more than 23,000 moped-related crimes in London last year – an average of 60 every day.

MPs claim London is like the 'Wild West' because gangs appear fearless about being caught.


© Associated Newspapers Ltd.

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