Police Appeal in relation to a firearms discharge in Windermere Drive, Kirkby

Published on
07 January 2020 - 16:46
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We are appealing for information following a non-injury discharge in Kirkby yesterday, Monday, 6 January 2020. Police were called to Windermere Drive just before 6.25pm to a report damage had been caused to the front door of a house that was occupied at the time. Police attended and confirmed the damage is consistent with a shotgun discharge. It is believed two mopeds or bikes had been seen in the area – possibly carrying the offenders – before they made off from the scene in the direction of Kirkby town centre. There were no reports anyone was injured during the incident. House to house enquiries are underway and officers will be looking at CCTV from the area in a bid to identify the offenders. Detective Chief Inspector Matt Smith said: “It is totally unacceptable to use firearms recklessly in a residential area and we are doing all we can to find those responsible. We can only find the offenders with the help of our community and we ask anyone with information to speak to us and help us keep firearms out of our neighbourhoods. “We have also put additional patrols on the streets to reassure the local community that we are doing all we can to make our neighbourhood safer. “I understand that people will be concerned and may be too frightened to speak directly to us, if this is the case then please give information anonymously through Crimestoppers. “Any information may help us, no matter how small it is so please help us identify those responsible.” You can give us dashcam or mobile phone footage through this form or contact us @MerPolCC, 101 quoting reference 20000013210, or @CrimestoppersUK anonymously on 0800 555 111. NOTE: For evidential purposes, please keep any submitted footage or pictures saved on your Phone or Devices.

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