Arrest following Meersbrook firearms discharge

Date published: 14 January 2020 17:21
Dated: 14 January 2020 17:20:33

A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following a report of shots fired in the Meersbrook area of Sheffield on Friday (10 January).

The 30-year-old was arrested overnight after officers executed a warrant at an address in Chesterfield.

He remains in custody at this time. 

Officers were called to Northcote Avenue in Meersbrook at 10.55pm on Friday 10 January, where they found evidence of a firearms discharge at the scene.

No injuries were reported.

Assistant Chief Constable Tim Forber said: “This is the just the beginning of a range of activity planned in the coming days and weeks to locate and apprehend those involved in serious firearms offences in Sheffield.

“I know incidents like this can be incredibly frightening and upsetting and that is at the forefront of our minds as we continue our investigations. I want to thank people for their support so far, but I also want to make it absolutely clear the community has a vital part to play in this.

“No matter how small or insignificant you feel your information might be, please contact us and tell us what you know. Help us to bring people to justice and make your community a safe place to live. If you feel uncomfortable speaking to the police, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously both online and on the phone and give information that way.” 

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