Men and woman arrested in relation to Banks shooting
Two men aged 26 and 27 from Southport were arrested this morning and a 29-year-old man from Southport was arrested yesterday at an address in Birkdale. The three are being questioned on suspicion of attempted murder and remain in police custody.
A fourth arrest took place after a warrant was executed at an address on Kensington Road in Southport in the early hours this morning. A firearm was recovered and a 41-year-old woman from Southport was detained on suspicion of possession of a firearm..
Det Ch Insp Jon Holmes from Lancashire’s Force Major Investigation Team (FMIT) said: “Despite these arrests and a firearm being recovered our investigation is very much on-going and we are still asking anyone with information to come forward.
“I would like to reassure people we think this was a targeted incident and we do not believe there to be any wider threat to the public. We will continue to have extra patrols in the area where the incident took place to provide reassurance to local residents.
“I would like to thank our colleagues at Merseyside Police who have assisted us with our investigation and some of the arrests.”
The 42-year old victim was shot at shortly before 9pm on Wednesday (September 7th) outside an address on Mere Brow Lane in Banks.
He sustained injuries to his upper leg area and remains in Southport Hospital receiving treatment. His injuries are not thought to be life threatening.
Anyone with information can approach a local officer or call us on 101 quoting incident reference LC-20160907-1486.
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