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Pair bailed after Birkenhead shooting incident
2:10pm Wednesday 16th January 2013 in News
TWO men have been released on bail pending further enquiries following a shooting incident in Birkenhead.
Police were called to Westbourne Road, off Grange Road West, on Thursday following reports from a member of the public of suspicious activity.
Officers found damage to the front door of a property "consistent with a firearm discharge." Two shots appeared to havebeen fired through the door.
Following an investigation a 29-year-old man from Birkenhead was arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life and a 19-year-old man from Prenton was arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled drug with intent to supply.
Police say high-visibility patrols have been stepped up in the area to reassure the local community.
Anyone with information should contact Merseyside Police on 0151 777 5699 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.