Merseyside Police is carrying out an investigation after shots were fired at a house in Maghull last night (Thursday, 14 March).

Officers were called to reports of shots heard and a car being set on fire on Moorland Road  at 11.32pm.

When they arrived at the scene they found damage to the first floor windows of the house. Mersey Fire and Rescue Service also attended at the scene to deal with a silver Peugot 307, which had been set on fire outside the property. No-one was injured during the incident.

The scene has been cordoned off to allow for forensic examinations to be carried out and house-to-house inquiries are underway.

High visibility patrols are being carried out in the area to reassure the public.

The investigation is in its early stages and at this time the motive for the attack is not known.

Officers are appealing to anyone who may have information which could help them with their inquiries to contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

 

FIREARMS INCIDENT-TIMON AVENUE-BOOTLE

Merseyside Police is carrying out an investigation after shots were fired at a house in Bootle in the early hours of this morning (Friday, 15 March).

Officers were called to reports of shots fired on Timon Avenue, Bootle, at 00.08am.

When they arrived at the scene they found damage to the front door of the house consistent with a shotgun discharge. No-one was injured during the incident.

The scene has been cordoned off to allow for forensic examinations to be carried out and house-to-house inquiries are underway.

High visibility patrols have been stepped up in the area to reassure the local community.

Officers are appealing to anyone who may have information which could help them with their inquiries to contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

UPDATE

FIREARMS RECOVERED – KENSINGTON AND KIRKBY
Merseyside Police can confirm three firearms and ammunition were recovered yesterday (Thursday, 14 March) by officers in Kensington and Kirkby.The first weapon was recovered in Kensington. At about 10.40pm on Prescot Drive a special constable on foot patrol noticed a white Peugeot van displaying false registration plates. On checking the vehicle he found ammunition, a knife, balaclavas and what is believed to be, a pistol, inside. Specialist officers attended and the items were recovered to be examined.

The second and third weapons were recovered in Kirkby. At about 11.30pm a silver Jaguar XF was seen by officers travelling at high speed along Eastway towards Kirkby. A search of the area was undertaken and officers found the vehicle abandoned on County Road. Following a search of the vehicle, what are thought to be, a silver revolver and a black self-loading pistol were discovered. Specialist officers attended and the items were recovered to be examined.

Forensic experts are now examining the items to see if they can be linked to any incidents or individuals.

Detective Chief Inspector Richie Salter from Matrix, said: “These were excellent recoveries thanks to the vigilance and excellent police work of a Special Constable and officers in Kirkby.

“The fact that a three firearms and ammunition have been seized and taken out of circulation is a fantastic result as they can no longer be used to harm someone in this community.

“We are not complacent when it comes to guncrime and I would encourage members of the public to share any information they have about firearms or those using them with us and, with their help, we can keep guns and ammunition off our streets and put the people who use them behind bars.”

Anyone who has information about those involved in organised crime or gun crime should call Merseyside Police’s Matrix Unit on 0151 777 5687 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

 

 

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