Man bailed after shooting

Crime story
Crime story

ANOTHER man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following an injury shooting in Whiston last week.

The 37-year-old man, from the Huyton area, was arrested on Friday and has been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

A 24-year-old man, who was in a Vauxhall Passat, was seriously injured during the incident, which happened around 6pm on Friday April 10.

The injured man remains in hospital at the present time in a stable condition.

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Tivendale, said: “We will relentlessly pursue criminals who use guns and violence to settle criminal disputes and intimidate or harm other people but we need the public’s help.

“If you have any information at all that can help the police investigation please call 0800 230 0600, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

Four men were arrested shortly after the incident in connection with the incident last night are still being questioned by detectives.

They were bailed, pending enquiries.

Detectives believe the incident started in Lyneham at about 6pm on Friday April 10 when initial shots were fired between the occupants of two cars – A VW Passat and a dark coloured Audi. It is believed that the cars were then driven out of Lyneham at speed along Driveway and into Copperwood Drive where further shots are believed to have been discharged. There are some witnesses reports that shots may have been fired as the cars were driving between the two locations.

Police patrols were deployed to the area immediately and found a VW Passat, believed to have been one of the cars involved, parked at Whiston Hospital with damage to the rear window.

If any one has any information call 0800 230 0600, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.