Tuesday, 3 March 2009

Police re-assurance after Selworthy Rd incident

I know many local residents have been concerned after hearing rumours of an incident in Birkdale last night involving the use of fire arms. I reproduce the letter I have received from Sgt Sue Simmons.
Formby and Ainsdale Neighbourhood
Formby Police Station
Church Road
Formby
L37 3NA

3rd March 2009

Dear Resident

As you are probably now aware there was an incident at an address in Selworthy Road, Birkdale last evening, which has required police involvement and activity throughout the day.
Merseyside Police are currently investigating reports of shots fired at the house in Selworthy Road, last night (Monday, 2 February). Officers were called to the scene at around 10.25pm following reports of shots being fired. No one was injured in the incident and enquiries are ongoing at this time.
Crime Scene Investigators have attended at the scene to carry out forensic examinations and house-to-house enquiries are being carried out.
I would like to take this opportunity to reassure residents that Police believe this to be an isolated incident.
Anyone who may have information in relation to the incident is asked to call the Guncrime hotline on 0800 458 1211 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Should you wish to contact me or any of the Neighbourhood team directly regarding this incident, we can be contacted on 0151 777 4142/5 or on our email address b.bcu.wards.b5@merseyside.police.uk
Sgt Sue Simmons
Formby and Ainsdale Neighourhood