DETECTIVES are appealing for information after gunshots were fired on a street in Leigh earlier this month.

At around 1.30am on Saturday, July 9, police received a report of a firearms discharge on Ribble Grove.

Four gunshots were heard in quick succession and a red Audi A3 style car was in the vicinity at the time.

A man was arrested and bailed.

Following extensive inquiries since the incident, detectives are now appealing to the public to submit any information they may have regarding the incident to help with their investigation.

Officers will continue to revisit the area, and the public are encouraged to submit any details they have, or witness statements, directly in confidence.

Detective Inspector Zoe Nightingale said, “After conducting ixtensive enquiries we are now in a position to appeal to the public for their help.

“This is a serious incident where we believe a firearm has been used. We are working hard to ensure the local community are kept safe.

“We received reports at the time of the incident due to the loud noises made and are urging for anyone who has any information to get in touch so we can make sure no stone is left unturned.”

  • Anyone with information should contact police as soon as possible on 101 quoting incident 263 of July 9, 2022. Alternatively, details can be passed via police's LiveChat function at or via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.