Arrests made after firearms discharge

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

THREE people have been arrested after a suspected firearms discharge in Fleetwood.
Police were called around 12.35am on Tuesday to a report a gunshot had been heard in Wansbeck Avenue. 

It was reported a weapon, possibly a hand-gun, had been fired towards a man walking in the street, with two men making off from the scene in a dark-coloured vehicle. The man, aged in his 20s, was not injured.

Following police enquiries three people have now been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. They are two men aged 22 and 28 and a woman aged 24, all from Fleetwood. They are currently in custody.
Detectives are continuing to appeal for information and are keen to speak to anyone who saw the weapon being discharged, or who might have information about the offenders involved.
Det Supt Becky Smith, of Blackpool Police, said: “While we have arrested three people our investigation is very much ongoing and we remain keen to speak to anyone who may be able to assist.
 “We are particularly keen to speak to anyone who saw the gun being discharged or a vehicle leaving the area at speed after the incident. If you have any information about those involved, or saw anyone acting suspiciously in the Wansbeck Avenue area around the time of the offence, please come forward.
“Incidents of this nature are extremely rare, the police take them very seriously and we have a dedicated team of detectives working on the investigation. This sort of behaviour will not be tolerated and we will robustly target those involved.”

Extra police remain on patrol in the area and anyone with information or concerns should approach an officer.
Anyone with information can also contact police on 101 quoting log 0031 of August 17. You can also contact independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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