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Man shot and abducted in attack
Lord Nelson pub
The man was attacked outside the Lord Nelson pub
A 27-year-old man is in hospital after being shot, abducted and dumped on a country road in Nottinghamshire.

The man from Aspley is in a stable condition after undergoing surgery.

Nottinghamshire Police said a group of four men attacked him outside the Lord Nelson pub on Crabtree Road in Bulwell on Wednesday evening.

He was bundled into a car and found on Moor Road near the Griffin's Head pub in Papplewick - about 15 minute's drive away - almost four hours later.

'Open minded'

The man, who was found by a passer-by trying to use a public phone box, has told police he does not know who his attackers were.

Parts of Moor Road and Crabtree Road were cordoned off while police conducted house-to-house inquiries in the area.

Det Ch Insp Tony Heydon said a motive for the attack had not yet been established and detectives were remaining "open minded".

"What I can say is that we're distancing it from any incident at the public house at this time.

"It's a significant wound that he's got and he's lucky to be alive, so, hopefully, he'll pull through," he said.

Police are asking for anyone with information to contact them.

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