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Weekly Edition - Published  20 October 2016


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Did you see our hear shots being fired in Southport?

MERSEYSIDE Police Detectives are investigating following unconfirmed reports of shots being fired, on Thursday, 20 October 2016, in Southport. A 17 year old male has been arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.

Police Officers were called to Janes Brook Road, Southport, after a member of the public reported that he had been shot at by another male, at about 10.40am. A full search of the area has been carried out by Officers from the specialist Matrix Team and at this point no evidence of a discharge has been found.

Merseyside Police have said that:- "House to house enquiries are being carried and Officers are particularly interested in talking to any members of the public who were in the area at the time to come forward with information to establish exactly what took place. Officers will also be viewing CCTV footage to establish what has occurred."

Police stress that:- "At this stage the incident is still being treated as an unconfirmed firearms discharge. Our Officers have found no evidence of a firearms discharge and enquiries are ongoing."

Anyone with information is asked to contact detectives at Sefton CID on:- 0151 777 3055, or Crimestoppers on:- 0800 555 111.


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