UPDATE Preston firearms discharge - two arrested

Monday, April 5, 2021

We are continuing to appeal for information following a firearms discharge in Preston at the weekend.

We were called at around 2.25pm on Sunday (April 4th) to reports a car had been damaged on Briery Close in Fulwood.

It is believed a firearm was discharged at the vehicle. Fortunately nobody was injured.

An investigation was launched and following enquiries we believe the offenders made off in the direction of Holme Slack, possibly in possession of a push bike and an e-scooter. They were wearing all black clothing and balaclavas.

Two men - aged 28 and 22 and from Preston – have since been arrested and both have been released on bail pending further enquiries.

Our enquiries are very much ongoing and we are continuing to appeal for information.

Det Ch Insp Mike Gladwin, of Lancashire Police, said: “Our investigation is ongoing and we are working hard to establish who was behind this despicable attack.

“It is nothing more than good luck that that nobody was injured, or worse.

“We are now asking anybody who can help with our enquiries to come forward. Perhaps you think you know who is responsible, maybe you witnessed the incident or saw something suspicious in the area, or maybe you have dashcam or CCTV that was recording around the same time. Whatever you know, please get in touch with us straight away.

“We would like to stress that we believe this was a targeted attack and that there is no wider threat to the public. However, we appreciate that this will have been extremely concerning for the community and we have stepped up patrols in the area.

“Anybody with concerns is welcome to speak to an officer."

Anybody with information can contact us 101, quoting log 827 of Sunday, April 4th. Alternatively independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111 or at


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