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Appeal after Preston firearms discharge

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Detectives are appealing for information following a firearms discharge in Preston.

We were called at around 9.10pm on Sunday (August 11) to reports two shots had been fired at the door of an address on Sulby Grove.

It is believed the alleged offender then made off from the scene in a vehicle.

Thankfully nobody was injured in what we believe was a targeted attack.

Following enquiries, police arrested a man yesterday (Monday, August 12) and detectives are continuing to appeal for information.

Det Insp Fiona Jackson, of Preston CID, said: “We have launched an investigation following this incident and are appealing to anybody who saw or heard anything suspicious, or who has any other information that could help with our enquiries, to get in touch as soon as possible.

“It is incredibly lucky nobody was hurt and our enquiries are very much on-going.

“While we have made an arrest we would encourage anyone who can assist our enquiries to come forward. We are particularly keen to trace any witnesses, or anyone with dashboard mounted camera footage which may have been recording in the area around the time of the offence.

“At this time we believe this was a targeted attack and there is no wider threat to the public. However we know this will have been concerning for residents and we have stepped up patrols in the area, which we hope will offer some reassurance to local people.”

Anybody with information should call 101 or email 4999@lancashire.pnn.police.uk quoting log number 1667 of August 11.

Alternatively independent charity Crimestoppers can be reached anonymously on 0800 555111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.uk

A 33-year-old man from Preston was arrested on suspicion of possession of firearms with intent and is in custody.


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