Police want to speak to these five people after triple shooting

Detectives want to identify a number of people who could provide vital information in connection with a shooting in Skelmersdale.

Monday, 11th May 2020, 3:38 pm
Updated Monday, 11th May 2020, 3:56 pm

Around 1.30pm on October 15 three men aged 46, 45 and 21 were injured following a firearms discharge at a property in Belfield.

The men were taken to hospital for treatment and are continuing to recover from their injuries.

Following extensive enquiries a man was later arrested and charged in connection with the incident.

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Person 1 12.40pm man walking in the area of Belfield white male, dark hair, dark coloured facial hair, wearing a dark jacket, grey sweats, socks and sliders.

Detectives now want to identify five people seen in the area before and at the time of the discharge.

Person 1 – 12.40pm – man walking in the area of Belfield – white male, dark hair, dark coloured facial hair, wearing a dark jacket, grey sweats, socks and sliders.

Person 2 - 12:59pm – man walking in the area of Belfield - white male, large build, beard, wearing a dark coloured Under Armour baseball cap, orange hoodie, yellow reflective tabard. Dark-coloured sweat pants with dark coloured trainers with three white stripes on. Believed to be a delivery driver.

Person 3 – 1.23pm – woman walking in the area of Belfield– white female, blonde hair which may be tied up at the back, wearing a dark green/grey jacket with hood, blue jeans and blue type pumps with white soles. She is carrying a brown coloured handbag in her left hand and has a black lanyard with white writing around her neck.

Person 2 - 12:59pm man walking in the area of Belfield - white male, large build, beard, wearing a dark coloured Under Armour baseball cap, orange hoodie, yellow reflective tabard. Dark-coloured sweat pants with dark coloured trainers with three white stripes on. Believed to be a delivery driver.

Person 4 – 1.38pm – man walking in the area of Belfield. White male, dark hair and beard, blue hooded jacket, grey jogging bottoms, wearing sliders and socks. Phone in left hand.

Person 5 – 1.17pm – woman walking in the area of Belfield/ White female with blonde hair, multi-coloured top, black leggings, white trainers. Carrying a large carrier bag in her right hand.

Det Insp Steve Monk, of Lancashire Police, said: “We are appealing for information to help identify these individuals.

“I must stress we believe they could help with our enquiries and they are not being treated as suspects.

Person 3 1.23pm woman walking in the area of Belfield white female, blonde hair which may be tied up at the back, wearing a dark green/grey jacket with hood, blue jeans and blue type pumps with white soles. She is carrying a brown coloured handbag in her left hand and has a black lanyard with white writing around her neck.

"If you are pictured, or you recognise one of the people pictured, please come forward and contact police immediately.”

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 or email [email protected] quoting log LC-20200511-0374.

Alternatively independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.

Thomas Anderson, 21, of no fixed address, has been charged with three offences of attempted murder and of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life. He appeared at Preston Magistrates’ Court in December.

Person 4 1.38pm man walking in the area of Belfield. White male, dark hair and beard, blue hooded jacket, grey jogging bottoms, wearing sliders and socks. Phone in left hand.

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Person 5 1.17pm woman walking in the area of Belfield/ White female with blonde hair, multi-coloured top, black leggings, white trainers. Carrying a large carrier bag in her right hand.

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