Preston gun probe - appeal to find driver after shots fired in city street

Police have issued a new appeal for the driver of a blue Ford Fiesta, who reversed to allow a car the wrong way up a one way street, to come forward.

By Stef Hall
Monday, 31st August 2020, 4:18 pm
Updated Monday, 31st August 2020, 4:22 pm

The motorist is thought to have seen a Land Rover on Charnock Fold shortly after a firearm, believed to be a shotgun, was fired twice from inside a car in Preston yesterday.

The Land Rover, thought to have three suspects inside, travelled the wrong way up the road, with the driver of the Ford reversing to allow the car through.

A police spokesman said: "Further to our earlier appeal regarding a firearms discharge in Preston, we also want to trace the driver of a Ford Fiesta."

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Police appeal

Police were called around 3.30pm on Sunday, August 30 to reports a gun, had been fired twice in Elcho Street.

No-one was injured but a property was damaged - though it is not believed this was the intended target.

Three men, wearing balaclavas, were seen fleeing the scene in a silver Land Rover travelling in the direction of Garstang Road.

Detectives are appealing for information and are particularly keen to speak to anyone who saw the weapon being discharged.

Anyone who saw the gun being fired, saw what happened, or saw anyone acting suspiciously in the Elcho Street area, are asked to come forward.

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting log 0968 of August 30. You can also contact independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.