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Gunshot reported following argument in Hackney gang area

PUBLISHED: 16:23 08 December 2010 | UPDATED: 09:49 09 December 2010

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(Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

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Police call on anyone with information to come forward in confidence.

POLICE are appealing for information into possible gunfire in an area known for gang activity.

Hackney officers are calling on potential witnesses to come forward after they received reports of a firearm being discharged in Ballance Road, Homerton, at around 4.30pm on Tuesday November 30.

Witnesses reported an argument took place during which a firearm is thought to have been fired.

The Ballance Boys are a gang known to operate in the area and who are reported to wear red or purple bandanas.

In March this year The Learning Trust, the organization in charge of education in Hackney, asked all teachers to inform police of any information they had on youths attached to the ‘Ballance Boys’.

Currently there is no suggestion the incident is gang related and police are asking anyone with information to call DC Gavin Markey of Hackney CID, on 0300 123 1212 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, quoting reference number 4632356/10.

Alternatively email hackneypolice@met.police.uk quoting the reference number.

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