Emergency crews attend home in Bedlington after woman is shot in the chest

An investigation is underway after a woman was found shot in the chest with an air gun.

By David Sedgwick
Tuesday, 14th June 2022, 9:45 am
Updated Tuesday, 14th June 2022, 3:52 pm
The Great North Air Ambulance landing in Stead Lane, Bedlington, after a woman was shot with an air gun. Picture by A. Old.
The Great North Air Ambulance landing in Stead Lane, Bedlington, after a woman was shot with an air gun. Picture by A. Old.

Ambulance crews and police officers attended the address in Hudson Avenue, Bedlington, at around 4.30pm on Monday (June 13) after concerns about the welfare of a woman inside.

The Great North Air Ambulance attended, landing in a field in nearby Stead Lane.

A woman was found at the scene with a chest injury consisting with being shot by an air weapon.

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An investigation is now underway into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

A Northumbria Police spokesperson said: “Shortly before 5pm yesterday (Monday) officers were called to an address on Hudson Avenue in Bedlington following a report of concern for a woman.

“Emergency services attended and found a woman had suffered a chest injury consistent with having been caused by an air weapon.

“An investigation was carried out into the incident, but officers are satisfied it was an accident between two parties who are known to each other, and that no criminal offences were committed.”