Boy may have 'life-changing injuries' after being shot by burglars

Boy, 11, feared to have ‘life-changing injuries’ after being shot at home by burglars posing as deliverymen

  • A gang forced entry into an Upminster home by posing as deliverymen on Friday
  • Ray Hawkins, 45, opened the door believing it was a parcel delivery at 9.30pm
  • Mr Hawkins and his son, 11, were rushed to hospital with injuries after the raid 

A boy of 11 is feared to have suffered ‘life-changing injuries’ after being shot at home by burglars posing as deliverymen.

The gang forced their entry into his family’s semi-detached house after the boy’s father – businessman Ray Hawkins, 45 – had opened the door believing it was a parcel delivery at 9.30pm on Friday.

Mr Hawkins, who suffered a cut to his head, and his son were taken to hospital after the raid in Upminster, East London.

A gang forced their way into 45-year-old Ray Hawkins’s home after posing as deliverymen on Friday at 9.30pm. Mr Hawkins and his son were rushed to hospital after the raid

The Metropolitan Police said the 11-year-old boy may have ‘life-changing injuries’ but that neither him or his father had life-threatening injuries. No arrests have been made

The Metropolitan Police said neither had life-threatening injuries but the boy’s ‘may be life-changing’. 

A spokesman added that there had ‘been no arrests at this stage’.

Mr Hawkins’s wife Laura was unhurt. 

A neighbour said Mr Hawkins runs a designer flooring company, adding: ‘He’s just your average bloke – always a nice geezer.’

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