Police issue video as part of investigation into injury shooting in Kirkby

Detectives investigating an injury shooting in Kirkby have issued CCTV footage (see below) of a number of motorbikes that were seen in the area at the time.

A report was received at around 9pm on Saturday, 1 June, that a 31-year-old man had been shot on Ormonde Crescent. The victim self-presented at hospital for treatment to a knee injury. He has since been released from hospital.

Police have issued CCTV footage of six motorbikes – believed to be a mixture of electric motorbikes and Su-Ron bikes – which were seen being ridden along Simonswood Lane at the junction of Westhead Lane just minutes prior to the shooting taking place.

Detective Chief Inspector Phil Atkinson said, “Clearly all those on the bikes are dressed in dark clothing and with their faces covered but I am sure there are people who would have seen these bikes being ridden in convoy, dangerously and on the wrong side of the road on Saturday evening.

“I want to know where these bikes came from and where they went afterwards and I would ask anyone living in the area who has a doorbell camera or CCTV or anyone who was driving in their area and has a dashcam to check their cameras to check if they captured anything significant.

“We know that there are people living in the community who know who these people are and where these bikes are being stored and I would urge them to come forward with that information so we can take positive action.

“Keeping your community and your family safe remains our priority so please tell us what you know and help us to help you.”

If you have any CCTV, dashcam or doorbell footage or information about this incident, please DM the Merseyside Police social media desk on Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ with reference 2400049141.

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Image: Merseyside Police

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