Sefton Central Labour MP Bill Esterson to meet with police to di

Bill Esterson


Sefton Central Labour MP Bill Esterson has requested a meeting with Sefton's Area Commander and Maghull Neighbourhood Inspector to discuss an incident which saw a man suffer gunshot wounds to his legs as he opened the front door at his home.

The incident happened at around 9.30pm on Sunday evening. Emergency services found the 48-year-old, who had been shot in the legs, at the house on Rufford Avenue.

Police believe the shooting was a targeted attack.

MP Bill Esterson said he was shocked and appalled by the shooting.

Bill said: "People here are rightly concerned. This is a lovely, quiet residential community, which is a very safe place to live. That is why it is where I chose to bring up my young family.

"But we need to get to the bottom of why this shooting happened and make sure it remains an isolated incident. Anyone with any information, no matter how small, needs to come forward and speak to the police.

"Fortunately no-one was killed.

"We need people to pull together, to work with the police and we need decisive action so that everything possible is done to stop this from happening in Maghull, or anywhere else again."

The MP said he would be speaking to the police in Sefton about the incident and also making sure that the police do all they can to stop this from happening again.

Bill said: "Police and Crime Commissioner Jane Kennedy and Chief Constable Jon Murphy have already said that gun crime is one of their top priorities. I will be pressing to make sure that they do all they can to make sure we don't see another shooting in Maghull.

"I will also be raising my concerns with the government about vital resources which have been cut from Merseyside Police. These cuts have directly led to a reduction in the number of police officers all of which makes it harder for the police to protect us.

"I don't want to hear about a shooting in my home town. And I will certainly support the police in keeping this community as safe as possible."


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