Appeal after man is injured following shots fired in Warrington

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Detectives investigating a firearms discharge in Warrington are urging people to come forward with information.

At 8.50pm on Friday 24 April a number of shots were fired outside an address on Poplars Avenue.

Officers from the Local Policing Unit – supported by armed officers – attended to the scene.

A 55-year-old man received serious, but not life threatening, injuries to his leg and was taken to Warrington Hospital by ambulance.

He remains in hospital in a stable condition.

The investigation is in its early stages and enquiries to establish the circumstances of the incident are ongoing.

A policing presence remains in the area to provide reassurance to the local community.

At this stage no arrests have been made.

Detective Inspector Sarah Oliver said: “I understand how concerning this incident will be for those living in the area and I want to reassure residents that they can expect to see a visible policing presence while we do everything we can to trace those responsible.

“The investigation is in its early stages and I need the help and support of the local community to provide any information they may have – even the smallest piece can be useful.

“I know some people may feel uncomfortable contacting the police, therefore I would urge you to contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Cheshire Police either on 101 quoting IML 690217 or through the website

You can contact Crimestoppers anonymously either by calling 0800 555 111 or via their website

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