Man injured in Speke shooting was wanted for burglary

Merseyside Police is appealing for information following an injury shooting in Speke on Thursday 27 April.

Just after 11.20pm, police received a report that a man had self-presented at hospital with a gunshot wound to his ankle following a reported shooting at an address on Arden Drive.

Police attended the property and found evidence to confirm that a shooting had taken place at the premises.

There were no further reports of injuries and an investigation is ongoing to find those responsible.

Following enquiries, it was established that the injured man, Anthony Edgerton, 43, of no fixed abode, was wanted in connection to a suspected burglary committed in 2021.

He has now been released from hospital and charged with burglary. He has been remanded on conditional bail to appear at Liverpool Crown Court on Tuesday 30 May.

Detective Sergeant Astbury said, “The investigation into this shooting is still in the early stages and we are continuing to carry out CCTV and house-to-house enquiries to establish what has happened.

“I want to reassure residents living in the area that the use of firearms will not be tolerated on the streets of Merseyside and we are committed to finding the people who are responsible and bringing them to justice to make our region a safer place to live.

“We are committed to taking weapons off our streets and, rest assured, if you tell us about any suspected possession or offences we will take action.

“We pro-actively investigate serious organised crime in Merseyside, including the use of guns and the supply and distribution of drugs.

“Please check your CCTV, dashcam devices or doorbell footage and if you see anything or anyone suspicious from this night, please let us know. Any information you provide, however, insignificant it may seem, could be vital to our investigation.

“Anyone who witnessed the incident or who has any information is asked to contact @MerPolCC on Twitter or ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ on Facebook with reference: 23000356671.”

You can also call Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111, or their online form at


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