Van shot at multiple times in shooting between Preston and Southport

Posted on - 8th July, 2018 - 8:30pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Preston News
The Avenue in Banks Pic: Google
The Avenue in Banks Pic: Google

Police have put out an appeal across Lancashire after a van was shot at a number of times on Saturday night.


The incident in Banks, between Southport and Preston, did not see anyone injured.

Lancashire Police say a car containing four men in balaclavas pulled up alongside a white transit van around 9.30pm on Saturday (7 July).

One of the men in the car discharged a firearm, believed to be a handgun, at the van a number of times in The Avenue, off Station Road.

The van contained a driver and a passenger, both of whom were not hurt in the shooting.

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Detective Superintendent Neil Ashton said: “We appreciate this incident will have caused concern in the local community so I would like to reassure residents that while incidents of this kind are rare, we are doing everything we can to find the people responsible and have increased patrols in the area.

“If you have any information that could assist with our investigation, please get in touch.”

South Ribble MP, who has Banks within her constituency, said she had been assured there was no danger to the public from the incident.

Anyone with information can call 101 quoting incident reference 1809 of July 7.

Or you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800555111.

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