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Detectives issue images and continue to appeal for information following recent firearms discharges in Sefton

News   •   Jul 16, 2019 16:39 BST

CCTV Sefton incidents

Detectives investigating recent firearms discharges in the South Sefton area have issued a number of images of motorcycles and individuals they wish to identify.

The images, relating to three separate incidents in Bootle and Litherland, were all taken in built up areas at busy times of the day and officers are hoping they will encourage potential witnesses to come forward with information.

 Detective Chief Inspector Gayle Rooney said: “We are keen to identify the bikes and the individuals in these images, as we believe they could assist with a number of ongoing investigations.

“I would ask anyone who thinks they may recognise the bikes, distinctive helmets or people in the images to please get in touch. I hope these pictures jog the memories of anyone who may have noticed suspicious behaviour, seen the bikes passing, or even have CCTV or dashcam footage themselves, and would encourage those individuals to check their cameras and please contact us. Any small bit of information that you may think is irrelevant could prove incredibly important to our investigations.

“I want to reassure the public in Sefton that we are doing everything we can to find those responsible for recent firearms discharges and that the use of weapons will simply not be tolerated. We have stepped up patrols and are regularly carrying out searches and warrants based on invaluable information that we receive from the community.

“We are committed to keeping Sefton a safe place to live, work and visit and will act on all information given to us about crime in the area.

Anyone with information to assist our enquiries is asked to contact @MerPolCC or 101 quoting ref. 19100382007. Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information.