Man bailed after shots were fired in Ribbleton

Posted on - 14th August, 2019 - 9:28am | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Preston News, Ribbleton
Sulby Grove in Ribbleton was targeted Pic: Google
Sulby Grove in Ribbleton was targeted Pic: Google

A 33-year-old man who was arrested after shots were fired at a house in Rbbleton has been released on bail.


Officers are continuing to investigate what they believe to have been a targeted attack in Sulby Grove at 9.20pm on Sunday August 11.

Two shots were discharged, hitting the door of the house.

No-one was injured during the incident.

Det Insp Fiona Jackson, of Preston CID, said: “It is incredibly lucky nobody was hurt and our enquiries are very much on-going. 

“While we have made an arrest we would encourage anyone who can assist our enquiries to come forward. We are particularly keen to trace any witnesses, or anyone with dashboard mounted camera footage which may have been recording in the area around the time of the offence. 

“At this time we believe this was a targeted attack and there is no wider threat to the public. However we know this will have been concerning for residents and we have stepped up patrols in the area, which we hope will offer some reassurance to local people.”

A man was arrested following the incident and was questioned by police. He has been released on bail until September. 

Anybody with information should call 101 or email quoting log number 1667 of August 11. 

Alternatively independent charity Crimestoppers can be reached anonymously on 0800 555111 or online at

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