Boy shot in leg writes letter to Santa â€“ Salford
November 27, 2015, 7:04 am
A seven-year-old boy who was shot in the leg in Salford has written a letter to Santa asking him to help find the people who hurt him and his mum.
Christian Hickey and his mum Jayne, aged 30, were shot on the doorstep of their home in Salford after answering the door to two men.
After a brief conversation, one of the men fired a number of shots which resulted in Jayne being hit twice in her legs and Christian being shot once in his left leg.
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After numerous surgeries both have now left hospital and are recovering but there is a long road ahead.
Like most young children in the lead up to Christmas, little Christian has written a letter to Santa with a list of presents that many others will ask for this year but with one heart breaking difference.
Top of his list is a request to Santa to help find the men who hurt him.
Detective Chief Superintendent Russ Jackson of the Greater Manchester Police Serious Crime Division said: â€œIt is heart wrenching to know that a little boy who should be writing a list filled with exciting gifts, has got this at the top of his Christmas list.
â€œWhat happened to Christian will stay with him for the rest of his life but what we can do is try to make this up to him by finding those responsible and bringing them to justice.
â€œThese people have absolutely no place in civilised society and we remain as determined as ever to find them.
â€œWe are continuing to appeal for information and I would like to urge anybody who may know something to please get in touch.â€
Anybody with information should contact police on 0161 856 9775 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
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