Man arrested and appeal to identify silver car after reports of gun shots

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Man arrested and appeal to identify silver car after reports of gun shots
Man arrested and appeal to identify silver car after reports of gun shots

POLICE have arrested one man and are appealing for information following reports of gun shots being fired.

The incident happened at 10.40pm on Sunday, May 22, in Westhead Walk, Fleetwood, in Wyre.

A 46-year-old man from Fleetwood was arrested a short time later on suspicion of possession of firearm offences and remains in police custody at this time.

Police are now asking anybody with information about the incident to come forward.

In particular officers said they would like to hear from anybody who saw a silver-coloured car or its occupants in the area, or anybody with CCTV, mobile phone or doorbell footage which shows anything suspicious.

Lancashire Telegraph: Westhead Walk in Fleetwood. Pic: Google Maps Street View
Lancashire Telegraph: Westhead Walk in Fleetwood. Pic: Google Maps Street View

Westhead Walk in Fleetwood. Pic: Google Maps Street View

Det Supt Becky Smith, of Lancashire Police, said: “First and foremost we appreciate that this incident will have caused concern in the community and we would like to reassure residents that we are taking it extremely seriously.

“This type of crime will not be tolerated in Lancashire and a thorough and robust investigation has already been launched, utilising all available resources.

“There will be an increased police presence in the area over the coming days and anybody with concerns is welcome to speak to an officer.

“As part of our investigation we are now asking for anybody with information to come forward.

“Perhaps you saw the silver-coloured car, or its occupants, before, during or after the incident. Maybe you know who is responsible or have other information. Or perhaps you have footage you can send us which will help us piece together exactly what happened and who is responsible.

“Whatever you know, please make contact, either by calling us directly on 101 or contacting Crimestoppers anonymously.”

Anybody with information is asked to call 101 quoting log 1598 of May 22, or independent charity Crimestoppers can be reached on 0800 555 111 or at crimestoppers-uk.org.

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