Detectives investigating a string of revenge shootings on Merseyside have found a shotgun on a disused railway line.
Son accused of killing parents in court
The son of a couple found shot dead in their home in Sale is being questioned on suspicion of murder.
Police are appealing for witnesses after shots were fired in Moston.
Two men wearing balaclavas drove past a house on Pentland Road at just before 7pm last night on a red motorbike and fired two shots at it.
Armed response officers attended and secured the scene and confirmed that the damage was consistent with a gunshot being fired. Nobody was injured.
– Detective Constable Chris Chadderton
“We are treating this as an isolated incident and do not believe it is connected to last week’s shootings in Clayton and Droylsden.
“Thankfully nobody was injured as a result of this dangerous and reckless act and I want to reassure residents that not only are there extra officers in and around the area, but we will do everything we can to identify the culprit.
This is a disgraceful act that has led to four young men receiving medical treatment for shotgun injuries. Although their injuries are not thought to be life threatening, the consequences could have been much worse.
A full investigation has been launched to establish exactly what happened prior to these males seeking medical attention and we are currently keeping an open mind as to whether this attack was targeted.
– Chief Superintendent Julie Cooke, Merseyside Police
The Force, along with the community, will not tolerate the use of guns and the fear those who use them spread. I urge anyone who has any information that can help us in our investigation to come forward, anonymously, if necessary. All information will be acted on.
Police have launched an investigation after four teenagers were shot in the same street in Bootle over night.
A man's due to appear in court today accused of murdering his parents.
The bodies of Bob and Patricia Seddon were found at their home in Sale last Friday.
Stephen Seddon will appear before Manchester Magistrates this morning.
Police have charged 45-year-old Stephen Seddon - also known as Nic - with murder and attempted murder after his parents were found dead. Police discovered the bodies of Pat and Bob Seddon in the living room of their house in Sale last Friday. A gun was found nearby.
Stephen Seddon, from County Durham, is due to appear before Manchester Magistrates Court tomorrow.