UPDATE: one more arrest following Preston firearms discharge

Friday, October 26, 2018

Five people have now been arrested following a firearms discharge in Preston.

Police were contacted at shortly before 2am on Tuesday (October 23rd) to a report that a single shot from a shotgun had been fired through the door of a house in Browning Road, Ribbleton.

Four people were arrested earlier this week on suspicion of possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.

They are a 38-year old-woman, 25-year-old man, 30-year old man and 20-year-old man – all from Preston. 

A fifth person - a 27-year-old man from Preston - was arrested last night (25th October) on suspicion of possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.

They have all been released on police bail.

A vehicle believed to have been used in the incident has been recovered.

Detective Chief Inspector Richard McCutcheon of Lancashire Police said: “Our enquiries into the incident remain ongoing. If you saw or heard anything suspicious around the time or have any information which could assist our investigation, please let us know.

“I would like to remind the community that this incident was not directed at the general public and appears to be a targeted attack.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting log 0070 of October 23rd or independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.  

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