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Appeal following incident in Bootle

News   •   Oct 05, 2019 13:27 BST


Detectives are still looking into reports of two loud bangs in Jersey Close, Bootle, and are currently investigating this as an unconfirmed firearms discharge.

A thorough search of the area has been carried out and at this time of the investigation there are no reports of anyone being injured and no evidence of firearms being used or any damage to properties in the area.

The investigation is ongoing and CCTV in the area is being looked at and witnesses are encouraged to contact us with any information which may help in our enquiries.

We can confirm we responded to an incident in Bootle last night, Friday, 4 October.

Officers received reports of two loud bangs in Jersey Close just before 11pm, the circumstance of which we are trying to establish.

Enquiries are ongoing into establishing the facts at this early stage, with nobody attending with any injuries. A scene is in place while officers carry out witness, forensic and CCTV enquiries and provide reassurance.

Chief Inspector Graeme Towndrow said: "We are in the very early stages of our investigation and we are trying to establish exactly what happened. At this point it would be wrong to speculate about what has happened so we are appealing to anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area around 11pm last night to talk to us.”

Anyone with information can contact @MerPolCC or 101 with reference 1122 of 4/10/19 or come forward anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.