Police Arrest Whiston Man over Stockbridge Village Shooting

By on Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Police investigating a shooting in Stockbridge Village three weeks ago arrested a man in Whiston last night (Tuesday 9 February).

Officers from Huyton neighbourhood support team arrested the 25-year-old at around 9pm at his home address.

He will be questioned today by detectives from the Matrix Serious Organised Crime unit on suspicion of possession of a firearm, wounding, and possession of Class A and B drugs.

The firearms discharge happened at a house in Steerscroft in Stockbridge Village on the afternoon of January 14.

Three offenders forced their way into the house looking to steal a bike and, when confronted by the victim, who was himself a visitor at the property, shot him in the leg.

Two men aged 17 and 18 from Walton and Kirkby, respectively, were arrested a few days after the shooting and remain on conditional police bail, pending further enquiries.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Merseyside Police on 0151 777 8663/8612 or the confidential Crimestoppers line anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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