Woman arrested for possession of firearm in connection with gunshot attack on home

The scene in Woodhall Farm
The scene in Woodhall Farm
  • Woman, 28, has been arrested and bailed on suspicion of possessing a firearm without a certificate
  • Incident relates to attack on Woodhall Farm home on Monday evening, in which a shot was fired
  • Police move to reassure public that others are not at risk from ‘targeted’ attack

Police have moved to reassure the Hemel Hempstead community after a gun was fired in a targeted attack earlier this week – resulting in the arrest of a woman.

A 28 year old woman from the town has been arrested on suspicion of being in possession of a firearm without a certificate in connection with the attack, which took place in the Woodhall Farm estate overnight on Monday.

Dacorum Safer Neighbourhood Team Inspector George Holland

Dacorum Safer Neighbourhood Team Inspector George Holland

The woman has been released on police bail until April 24.

Dacorum’s Safer Neighbourhood Team Inspector George Holland confirmed a weapon was discharged at a house in Coleridge Crescent and caused damage to the building, but no injury to any person.

Insp Holland described the incident as ‘serious’ and assured residents that detectives are continuing to actively investigate and pursue all lines of enquiry.

He said: “Whilst no-one was injured, it was a serious incident that understandably may have caused concern.

It is still our belief that this was a targeted incident and therefore there is no indication that any other person is at risk of becoming involved.

Inspector George Holland

“One person has been arrested in connection to this incident. For this reason, as proceedings are active, I cannot go into further details about our investigation; however it is still our belief that this was a targeted incident and therefore there is no indication that any other person is at risk of becoming involved.

“We have officers regularly patrolling the local area and have been speaking with residents. We are on hand to address any concerns raised so please do not hesitate to speak with us.”

Speak to the Safer Neighbourhood Team officers using the non-emergency number 101, and quote crime reference D1/15/1847 with any information relating to the incident.

If you do not feel comfortable speaking directly to officers, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.