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Police investigate after man shot in Liverpool

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Police are investigating after a man was shot in Liverpool last night.

Emergency crews were called to Rice Lane in Walton shortly after 6pm to reports that a man in his 20s had been shot in the leg. He has been taken to hospital where his injuries are not described as serious and his condition is stable.

Rice Lane is currently closed at the junction with Queens Drive and the junction with Cavendish Drive and road users are asked to avoid the area.


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Investigations underway after shooting in Heywood

Anybody with information is asked to contact police on 101. Credit: MEN Media

Investigations are underway after a man was shot tonight in Greater Manchester.

Police were called to Pleasant Street in Heywood shortly after 7pm last night to reports a man had been wounded in the leg.

The victim was taken to hospital for treatment, but his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Officers are now searching for the offender and say a large police presence will be in the area ‘for some time’.


Two men shot in 'brazen' drive-by shooting

Police were called to Lincombe Road where they found two men with shotgun wounds. Credit: Google Earth

Police are investigating after two men were shot in Huyton area of Liverpool on Monday night.

Police were called to Lincombe Road at around 9.20pm, where they found two men in their 20’s with wounds to the leg, believed to be from a shotgun.

They have been taken to hospital for treatment to their injuries, which are described as non-life threatening.

This was a brazen attack and we are determined to bring the person or people responsible to justice.

We will not tolerate the use of guns on the streets of Huyton or anywhere in Merseyside and we will do all we can to protect communities from the criminals who use them.

– Chief Inspector Mike Barrett, Merseyside Police

Police are asking anyone with information to come forward "so we can take those responsible off the streets and put them before the courts".

Anyone with information is asked to contact the gun crime hotline on 0800 230 0600, @MerPolCC, 101 quoting number 1040 or @CrimestoppersUK anonymously.

Family appeal. They visit grave on what would have been his 18th birthday.

James should be celebrating his 18th birthday today. He died after being shot.

The family of James Meadows have been talking of their unbearable grief. The teenager should have been celebrating his 18th birthday today. Instead his family are making an appeal to help find his killer. He was riding pillion on a motorbike when he was shot on a Sunday evening (October 8).

It’s a time that James should be celebrating and having fun with his much loved family and friends. Instead of the celebratory plans we had made and the presents we had bought for him, which we can’t give to him, we will be visiting his grave with cards and flowers.

We should be watching him enjoy himself and living his life to the full, instead as a family we are unable to do this with James being tragically and cruelly taken away from us at such a young age.

As a family the void of James not being with us is still unbearable. Each day we expect and wait for him to walk through the door.

We appeal to anyone with a conscience to please come forward and provide information to the police. We will never get our beloved James back but justice for James will help our family to come to terms with this living nightmare that we find ourselves in.

– Family statement

Anyone with information should search their consciences and come forward, either directly to the investigation team, or you can pass information anonymously through Crimestoppers, a charity completely independent of the police.

“We are particularly keen to speak to anyone in the area of Lyme Cross Road on the evening of Sunday, 8 October, or anyone who saw a dark coloured hatchback car, possibly a Mercedes, on the Longview or Hillside estate.

– Detective Chief Inspector Bev Hyland

Police launch murder hunt. Boy shot on bike dies in hospital in Liverpool

Injured boy dies in hospital. Murder hunt underway. Credit: ITV

A murder investigation has been launched after the death of 17-year-old James Meadows, who was critically injured in Huyton last night.

A post mortem will now be carried out and James's family have been informed.

Officers were initially called to Lyme Cross Road at 9.40pm to reports that a 17-year-old male pillion passenger on a motorbike had fallen off and suffered a head injury. The rider of the bike failed to stop.

James was taken to hospital where a scan uncovered that he had a head wound consistent with having been shot.

House-to-house and CCTV enquiries have been carried out in the local area. A search of the area remains ongoing and high visibility patrols have also been stepped up.

Anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious is asked to call detectives on 0800 230 0600 or the Crimestoppers line, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

I would urge anyone who was in the area of Lyme Cross Road at around 9.30pm last night who may have seen the motorbike travelling at speed to contact us.

The rider of the bike left the scene and I would ask them, or anyone who knows them, to contact us as a matter of urgency as they may have information which is vital to our investigation.

I know that incidents such as this do cause concern but I want to reassure the community that we are doing everything we can to find those responsible and bring them to justice.

Criminals involved in gun crime have no regard for anyone else and I would urge the local community to come together to help us take a stand against the use of firearms and violence on our streets and report anything they saw or heard to us so we can take action."

– Detective Chief Inspector Bev Hyland
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