Two shots fired at door of property in Ribbleton

Posted on - 13th August, 2019 - 11:42am | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Preston News, Ribbleton
Sulby Grove in Ribbleton was targeted Pic: Google
Sulby Grove in Ribbleton was targeted Pic: Google

Police are appealing for witnesses after shots were fired in Ribbleton.


Two shots were fired at the door of a property in Sulby Grove off Franklands Drive.

Preston Police say they believe it was a targeted attack.

A 33-year-old man in Preston has been arrested on suspicion of firearms with intent and remains in custody.

No one was injured in the attack which took place around 9.10pm on Sunday August 11.

Detective Inspector Fiona Jackson said: “We have launched an investigation following this incident and are appealing to anybody who saw or heard anything suspicious, or who has any other information that could help with our enquiries, to get in touch as soon as possible.

“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.”

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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