Further appeal for CCTV of car following firearm discharge in Preston

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Do you have dashcam or CCTV footage of this car?

We are asking as part of our investigation into an incident on August 30th when two shots, believed to be from a shotgun, were discharged on Elcho Street in Preston. Four men, wearing balaclavas, were later seen making off from the scene in a silver Land Rover in the direction of Garstang Road.

Thankfully nobody was injured during the incident.

The Land Rover was recovered on September 1st in the Fishergate area of Preston. Following the incident we believe it may have been driven in the Blackpool Road area, possibly towards Ingol, Tanterton and Ashton. It is also possible the vehicle used several sets of registration plates during this time.

Detectives are now asking for help piecing together where the vehicle was between August 30th and September 1st and are asking anybody with CCTV or dashcam footage taken during that time frame to check and see if they captured it. 

DC Ged Haselden, of Preston CID, said: “We are asking anybody who has CCTV or dashcam systems to check back and see if they have any footage of this silver Land Rover in the time between the incident taking place and the time the vehicle was recovered by officers in Preston.

“We are also continuing to appeal for information about this incident, or those involved. If you know anything, please get in touch as soon as possible.”

Yesterday (Friday) a 28-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm with intent. He has since been released on bail, pending further enquiries.

We also arrested a 31-year-old man last week on suspicion of the same offence and he has since been released under investigation. 

Anybody with information about the incident is asked to call us on 101 quoting log 0968 of August 30th. You can also contact independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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