Shots fired at house in ‘targeted’ attack

Greenbank Crescent, St Helens (Google Maps)
Greenbank Crescent, St Helens (Google Maps)
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SHOTS have been fired at a house in what police believe was a targeted incident.

Merseyside Police were called to Greenbank Crescent, St Helens, at about 8.50pm last night following a report that an altercation had taken place during which a man was threatened by another man.

It was reported that the offender threw a rock at a house and threatened the occupant before firing at the property with what was described as a rifle and leaving the scene in a grey Ford Focus.

Crime Scene Investigators examined the house and have found no evidence of damage consistent with a firearm and no one was hurt during the incident.

Two suspected air rifles were later recovered nearby and have been taken to be tested.

Detectives cordoned off the area while forensic examinations were carried out.

At this stage it is believed the house was targeted and an investigation into the full circumstances of the incident is underway.

Detective Sergeant Barry Jones said: “We take incidents of this nature very seriously and thankfully no one in the house was injured.

“I would appeal to anyone with information to contact police. We look into all information provided to us, no matter how small you might think it is, the information could be really useful for our enquiries.”

Anyone with information is asked to call St Helens CID on 0151 777 6013 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.