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Weekly Edition - Published  18 April 2016


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Police ask for information following house being shot at in Litherland

MERSEYSIDE Police are investigating after shots were fired at a house in Litherland, on Sunday, 17 April 2016. The incident is said to have happened at around 10.50pm. Officers were called to Gowrie Grove following a report of shots fired at a property and on arrival officers discovered damage to a property consistent with a shotgun discharge. Merseyside Police have stressed that no one was injured. At this stage of the investigation, the motive for the incident is unclear and enquiries are on going. High visibility patrols have been stepped up in the area to reassure the local community and CCTV opportunities are being explored. Now an investigation is being led by the Matrix Serious Organised Crime Unit and detectives are carrying out extensive enquiries to trace the person or persons responsible.

Sefton Detective Chief Inspector Gayle Rooney said:- "This would have been a very frightening experience for the occupants. Thankfully no-one was hurt but this was an incredibly dangerous and reckless act and we are doing everything we can to trace the criminals responsible. The investigation is in its early stages and the motive for the attack is unclear however we believe this was a targeted incident. We are relentless in our pursuit of those involved in gun crime and criminals who have no regard for anyone else and will continue to take action to protect our communities from those intent on using firearms on our streets. Information from our communities is vital. I would urge the local community to come together to help us take a stand against the use of firearms and violence on our streets and report anything they saw or heard on Sunday night to us so we can take action. If anyone has any information about this incident or those involved in gun crime, or who knows where weapons are being stored, I would urge them to contact us so that we can make our streets safer."

Anyone who witnessed anything suspicious in the area or has any other information that could help the investigation is asked to the call the Merseyside Police gun crime hotline on:- 0800 230 0600 or alternatively leave information anonymously with Crimestoppers on:- 0800 555 111.


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