Witness appeal after firearms discharge

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

We are appealing for witnesses and CCTV footage after a man was threatened with a knife and a firearm discharged in Preston.

Police were called around 11.30pm on Wednesday, May 19, to a report of a firearms discharge on Goldfinch Street.

A man in his 30s was approached by three men who threatened him with a knife and fired a gun into the air.

The man was not injured by the gunshot.

An investigation has been launched and enquiries are underway to establish the full circumstances.

Detectives are keen to speak to any witnesses and anyone who may have CCTV footage of the incident.

Det Con Stephen Rotherham, of Preston CID, said: “We are keen to speak to anyone with information about this incident.

“I believe someone will be able to help our enquiries.

“If you saw the firearms discharge, or the man being threatened, please come forward.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting log 1745 of May 19.

Alternatively call independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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