A RE-APPEAL for information has been issued a month after a teenager was shot in Blackwater.

Hampshire Police has re-issued its appeal for information four weeks on from the incident, in which a 17-year-old boy suffered life-changing injuries after he was shot in the torso in Hearsey Gardens shortly before 3pm on Saturday, February 10. He remains in hospital.

A 16-year-old boy and a 40-year-old man, both from Blackwater, were arrested and released on bail, pending further enquiries. Their bail has now been extended until May 10, with the same conditions.

A 34-year-old woman, 49-year-old woman and a 39-year-old man, all from Blackwater, and a 41-year-old man from Farnborough, who were also arrested in connection with this incident, were released from custody but remain under investigation.

Detective Chief Inspector Justin Torgout said: “Our investigation is ongoing and we are following several lines of enquiry.

“We are keen to build a bigger picture of what happened that day. While we have spoken to some residents, we believe that there may be others who have not yet come forward.

“If you have any information about what happened, then please get in touch as soon as possible.

“You can do that by contacting us on 101, or by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, where information can be left anonymously.

“If you have any wider information about the area that you think might be relevant, then you can contact us or one of our partners.

“We are working together with other agencies, such as the housing association and Hart District Council, to address community concern in Hearsey Gardens.”