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Police launch appeal after gunshots fired at Fairfield & Howley


DETECTIVES are appealing for information from the public after a number gunshots were fired in the Fairfield & Howley area of Warrington yesterday (Saturday) in what police believe was a targeted incident.

The incident took place at around 9.09am yesterday , (Saturday January 11) when a grey Audi stopped on Monks Place in Fairfield and Howley.

Two men, both wearing yellow high visibility jackets, got out of the car and one of them was seen firing a number of shots.

Both men then got back into the Audi and drove off.

There were no injuries as a result of the incident and enquires are ongoing.

Superintendent Gareth Lee said: “We understand that incidents of this nature are concerning and I would like to reassure the public that we are doing all that we can to establish exactly what has taken place.

“At this time we believe that this is a targeted incident and there is no risk to the wider community.

“As part of our enquiries were keen to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone with any information which may aid our investigation.

“The same goes for anyone who believes that they may know who the offenders are, or have CCTV or dashcam footage of them arriving at or leaving the scene.

“Patrols have been stepped up in the area to provide reassurance and I urge anyone with any concerns is urged to speak to an officer.”

Anyone with any information in relation to the incident is asked to call Cheshire Police on 101, quoting IML 609602 or give us the details via https://www.cheshire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about .

The incident resulted in a huge police presence in the area yesterday.


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