Update following shootings in Knowsley


We can provide an update on the five men arrested following two shootings in Knowsley on Tuesday 15 August.

The first incident occurred at around 1.25pm on Paxton Road, in Huyton, when a firearm was discharged at a house. There was no damage caused to any properties and no reported injuries.

Around 25 minutes later, there was a second reported incident on Shaw Lane, in Prescot, when further shots were fired. Damage was caused to two properties, but there were no reported injuries.

Five men were arrested that same day in St Helens on suspicion of possession of a firearm.

Owen Jameson, 19, of Primrose Drive, Huyton, has been recalled to prison after he was found to have breached his licence conditions.

Andrew Rathbone, 25, of Pinfold Crescent, Kirkby, and Liam Higham, 20, of Ashfield Crescent, Kirkby, have been charged with breaching court bail conditions and they have both been remanded in custody to appear at Wirral Magistrate’s Court today, Thursday 17 August.

The other two men, aged 19 and 25, have been released on conditional bail pending further enquiries.

An investigation is ongoing into these two shootings. If you have any CCTV, dashcam or doorbell footage, or any information about these incidents, please DM our social media desk on Twitter @Merseypolice, or Facebook ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ quoting reference 23000756551. Alternatively you can call the independent @CrimestoppersUK hotline anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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