Man in his 60s arrested after shots fired at a Wigan home in situation with "potential to escalate"

A man in his 60s has been arrested after shots were fired in a situation police said "had the potential to escalate"
A man in his 60s arrested after shots fired at a Wigan home in situation with "potential to escalate"A man in his 60s arrested after shots fired at a Wigan home in situation with "potential to escalate"
A man in his 60s arrested after shots fired at a Wigan home in situation with "potential to escalate"

Police were called to a property on Heath Street in Golborne, Wigan, just before 1am today (December 9) to reports of a disturbance and a firearm being discharged. A man in his 60s was arrested on suspicion of firearms offences and remains in custody for questioning.

During the search of the property, two shotguns were found and have been taken away for forensic examination. Det Chief Insp Hayley Riley, of Wigan CID, said: “This was a situation that had the potential to escalate and fortunately no-one was injured.

“Specialist officers quickly attended to make sure the scene was safe and arrested the man suspected of firing the gun. It was an isolated incident with no wider threat to the wider community.

“People in Manchester are reminded of their responsibilities around owning and using firearms – more information and advice can be found on the GMP website.”

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