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Police appeal for information after shot fired in Plungington

Posted on - 22nd February, 2021 - 8:27pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Lancashire Police, Plungington, Preston News
Police vehicles at the incident in Dallas Street Pic: Ainsley Mcmanus
Police vehicles at the incident in Dallas Street Pic: Ainsley Mcmanus

Police are appealing for information after a gun was fired at a Plungington house.

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Officers were called to a report a window had been damaged in Dallas Street at around 6.50pm on Sunday (21 February).

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Following investigations, police believe a handgun was fired towards the property from a white van in a targeted attack, with the wrong address damaged. No one was injured.

A white van was later found on fire off Benson Lane in Catforth and is being linked to the incident.

Read more: Lancashire Police recruiting for apprentices to then become police officers

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Det Insp George Binns, of Preston CID, said: “We have launched an investigation following a firearms discharge in Preston.

“It is incredibly lucky nobody was hurt during this incident and I 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.

“If you saw a white van or anyone acting suspiciously, please contact us.

“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.”



Anybody with information can contact us 101, quoting log 1295 of February 21. Alternatively independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111.

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