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Police continuing to appeal for information after gun fired in Fulwood on Easter Sunday

Posted on - 6th April, 2021 - 3:12pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Deepdale, Fulwood, Preston News, Ribbleton
Breiry Close, Fulwood. Pic: Google
Breiry Close, Fulwood. Pic: Google

Police are continuing to appeal for information following a firearms discharge in Preston at the weekend.

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Police were called at around 2.25pm on Sunday (April 4) to reports a car had been damaged on Briery Close in Fulwood.

It is thought that a firearm was discharged at the vehicle but nobody was injured.

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An investigation is ongoing and following enquiries police believe the offenders made off in the direction of Holme Slack, possibly in possession of a push bike and an e-scooter and they were wearing all-black clothing and balaclavas.

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Two men, aged 28 and 22 and from Preston have since been arrested and both have been released on bail pending further enquiries.

Det Ch Insp Mike Gladwin, of Lancashire Police, said: “Our investigation is ongoing and we are working hard to establish who was behind this despicable attack.

“It is nothing more than good luck that that nobody was injured, or worse.

“We are now asking anybody who can help with our enquiries to come forward. Perhaps you think you know who is responsible, maybe you witnessed the incident or saw something suspicious in the area, or maybe you have dashcam or CCTV that was recording around the same time. Whatever you know, please get in touch with us straight away.”

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Anybody with information can contact us 101, quoting log 827 of Sunday 4 April. Alternatively independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111 or at crimestoppers-uk.org.

Det Ch Insp Mike Gladwin added: “We would like to stress that we believe this was a targeted attack and that there is no wider threat to the public. However, we appreciate that this will have been extremely concerning for the community and we have stepped up patrols in the area.

“Anybody with concerns is welcome to speak to an officer.”

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