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Efit Appeal, Firearms Discharge, Halifax

Thursday, 10 March 2016

Detectives investigating a firearms discharge at a property in Halifax have released an efit of a man they would like to speak to.

Officers were called to an address in Parkinson Lane shortly before 11pm on Tuesday 23 February following a report that shots had been fired earlier, causing damage to a window. A silver vehicle was seen driving away from the scene.efit parkinson lane, halifax

Police are keen to speak to the man in the efit who is believed to have been in a silver Vauxhall Astra, registration MJ51 HCN. Police are linking this vehicle to the discharge of the firearm.

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Swift who is leading the investigation said; "We would like to speak to this man in connection with the vehicle that we believe was used on the night of the firearms discharge. If anyone recognises the man in the efit, they should contact the police on 101, or the independent anonymous charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."

Anyone with information should contact DC Alex Grummit at Homicide and Major Enquiry Team via 101. Information can also be passed to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, or via their anonymous online reporting form at https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information-online/

 

Wednesday, 24 February, 2016

Police are investigating following a firearms discharge at a property in Halifax last night (Tuesday, 23 February).

Officers were called to an address in Parkinson Lane shortly before 11pm following a report that shots had been fired earlier, causing damage to a window. A silver vehicle, reported to be a Vauxhall Astra, was seen driving away from the scene.

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Swift, of the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, said: "We are conducting extensive enquiries to establish the motive for this offence and identify those responsible. Thankfully no-one was hurt but any discharge of a firearm is a serious matter and we have put measures in place to safeguard the occupants of the property.

"I understand that the nature of this incident may cause some concern in the wider community and would stress that this appears to be an isolated offence We will have extra officers in the area to offer reassurance to local residents and would urge anyone with concerns to speak to them.

"We are keen to hear from anyone who has either witnessed the events in Parkinson Lane or who saw a silver Vauxhall Astra in the vicinity of this offence or in Queensbury, where a car was found burnt out shortly before 10.15pm.

"Anyone with information is asked to call the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team via 101 or independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."

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