THREE people have been arrested in connection with a shooting in Wallasey last month.

On Saturday, June 29, a 33-year-old man from Sheffield was shot in the leg on Lucerne Road just before 11.20pm.

Merseyside Police said the man was shot after he and another man from the city met with a group of men. 

The force said the man, who suffered non-life-threatening injuries, made his way to Wheatland Lane where two people in a car stopped to help and called emergency services.

Officers confirmed a stolen Nissan Navara was then found burnt out nearly a mile away on Clayton Road shortly afterwards.

The scene in Wallasey where a car was burnt out following a nearby shooting The scene in Wallasey where a car was burnt out following a nearby shooting (Image: Craig Manning, Newsquest)

This morning (Wednesday, July 10) warrants were carried out and three people were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to possess a firearm with intent to endanger life; conspiracy to commit arson; and theft of a motor vehicle.

Those arrested are a 40-year-old man; a 36-year-old man; and a 34-year old woman, all from Wallasey.
All three have been taken to police stations for questioning.
The force said "extensive enquiries continue".

Before the latest arrests, a 33-year-old man, from Sheffield, had been held on suspicion of possession of class A drugs with intent to supply, while a 35-year-old man, also from Sheffield, was arrested near the Wallasey tunnel on suspicion of possession of Class A drugs and of an imitation firearm.

Both remain on conditional bail.
Detective Inspector John Mullen from the Firearms Investigation Team (FIT) said: "We have now made a total of five arrests in connection with this incident and our investigation is very much ongoing.
"I'd continue to ask anyone with information who has yet to come forward to do so, either directly to police or anonymously via Crimestoppers, who operate completely independently of the police and will deal with information confidentially and with care.
"Merseyside Police is relentless in our pursuit of those involved in gun crime on our streets to ensure they can be brought to justice so tell us what you know and we will continue to take positive action.” 

Anyone with information is asked to DM @MerPolCC, call 101, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or @CrimestoppersUK with reference 24000573040.