Appeal after firearms discharge

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

POLICE are appealing for information after a firearms discharge in Accrington.


We were called at shortly after 11pm to reports of gun shots on Avenue Parade in the town.


Patrols attended and found a white BMW with damage consistent with a shotgun discharge.


Luckily noone was injured.


An investigation is now underway and police are appealing for information.


Inspector Steve Rides, of Accrington Police, said: “While we believe this was a targeted incident we are treating it extremely seriously as it is only a matter of good fortune that no-one was seriously hurt. I would appeal to anyone who saw anything suspicious or who has any information to get in touch.


Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting log 1970 of August 11th or independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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