Appeal for information after firearms discharge in Bootle

Appeal for information after firearms discharge in Bootle

Merseyside Police is investigating a firearms incident in Bootle last night (Sunday, 30 August 2020).

At about 9.37pm a report was received that shots had been fired at a house on Wolfenden Avenue.

Officers attended and found damage to the kitchen window of the house which was consistent with a firearm discharge. No-one was injured during the incident.

Crime Scene Investigators have carried out forensic examinations at the scene and house-to-house enquiries are underway. High visibility patrols have been stepped up in the area.

Detective Inspector Mike Dalton, said: “An investigation into the full circumstances of the incident is ongoing. I would appeal to anyone who may have seen anyone acting suspiciously in the area around Wolfenden Road shortly before, or after the incident, to contact us. Information they have could be vital. An electric bike was heard in the area around the time of the incident, if you saw the bike and the rider, or if you were the person riding an electric bike in the area and saw anything which could help us with our inquiries please contact us.”

Anyone with information is asked to DM @merpolcc, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, quoting reference 0978 of 30 August.

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