Appeal After Shots Fired In Widnes

Police were called to Bechers on Saturday night

Detectives are urging the public to come forward with information after shots were fired at a house in Widnes.

At 9.53pm on Saturday 26 October officers were called to Bechers after a report of a firearm causing damage to a property. A number of people were inside the address at the time the weapon was discharged and a 25 year-old woman sustained minor injuries.

An investigation has begun to establish the exact circumstances.

Officers are conducting house to house, forensic and CCTV enquiries and police community support officers will be in the area to speak to local residents and provide reassurance.

Detective Inspector Ian Whiley, of Widnes Local Policing Unit, said: “We are in the early stages of the investigation and I urge anyone who saw or heard anything to please come forward. Did you see anyone acting suspiciously in this area at around 9.50pm? Any information, dashcam or CCTV footage you have could really help with our investigation. If you do not want to speak directly to the police you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously.

“Thankfully nobody inside the property has been seriously injured and at this stage I believe this to be an isolated incident with no wider threat to the public. However I understand an incident like this can cause great concern to the local community and I want to reassure you that there will be an increased police presence in the area. If you have any concerns please do speak to an officer.”

Anyone with any information in relation to the incident is asked to call Cheshire Police on 101, quoting IML 549310, or Crimestoppers anonymously either through their website www.crimestoppers-uk.org/ or by calling 0800 555 111.

Dashcam footage can be submitted here https://cheshireconstabulary.egressforms.com

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