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witness appeal Police launch search for two Irishmen wanted in connection with shooting in UK

A 17-year-old girl was also injured during the incident after suffering a fall while attempting to flee to safety

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John Paul Mongan (left) and James Mongan (right) are wanted in the UK

John Paul Mongan (left) and James Mongan (right) are wanted in the UK

John Paul Mongan (left) and James Mongan (right) are wanted in the UK

A manhunt is underway in the UK for two men “with Irish accents” who are wanted in connection with a shooting in Red Lodge in Suffolk. 

Police have warned the public to stay away from John Paul Mongan (39) and James Mongan (30), who are from the Cambridgeshire area, after three teenagers were injured in the incident in Elms Road on Sunday, April 4.

An 18-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy both sustained injuries caused by shotgun pellets, with one of the males suffering wounds to his face and neck.

A 17-year-old girl was also injured during the incident after suffering a fall while attempting to flee to safety. All three were taken to hospital for treatment, but were discharged a short time later.

Four men have since been arrested and charged with two counts of malicious wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm (joint enterprise) and also violent disorder.

Police are now appealing for help to trace two further suspects and have described 39-year-old John Paul Mongan as white, of stocky build, with brown eyes and short, curly hair.

The other man, 30-year-old James Mongan, is described as white, of heavy build, with blue eyes and short auburn hair.

Police said they both have Irish accents.

“The Mongans have connections to the Cottenham area in Cambridgeshire,” police said. “Members of the public are advised not to approach them but to call police immediately if they see them.”


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