Man charged with attempted murder after 12-year-old boy shot

Samuel Osborne
The boy and three of his friends were outside a sandwich shop on Northern Avenue when the shooting happened: Google Maps

A man has been charged with attempted murder after a 12-year-old boy was injured in a drive-by shooting in Sheffield.

Stephen Dunford was also been charged with possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.

He has been remanded into custody to appear at Sheffield Magistrates’ Court on Saturday.

The boy was left needing surgery for a gunshot wound to his left thigh after he was hit from a moving car in the Arbourthorne area of the city last Sunday.

He remains in a stable condition in hospital.

Police said the boy and three of his friends – aged 13, 15 and 16 – were outside a sandwich shop on Northern Avenue when the shooting happened at around 3.45pm.​

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact police.