DETECTIVES have released an image of a man they want to speak with in relation to a gunshot incident in Wigan last weekend.

At around 10pm on Saturday, July 8, Greater Manchester Police were called to reports of a gunshot being fired at a residential address on Fisher Close, in Worsley Mesnes.

There were no injuries reported and an investigation was immediately launched by the police.

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After launching an appeal for dashcam, doorbell, CCTV footage and eyewitness accounts, detectives have now released the image of a man that they want to speak to in relation to the incident.

Detectives have taken the step of releasing the image of Scott Higgins, 35, of Kirkhall Lane in Leigh, in a bid to locate him.

Detective Superintendent Simon Hurst of the Wigan District said: "We are actively looking for Scott Higgins, who we believe can help us with our investigation and as such, we are appealing directly to the public, and his family and friends, to let us know where he is.

"If, during the course of our enquiries, we establish there are some people who are actively assisting Higgins in evading the police, we will look at any criminal offences committed by them in doing so.

“If anyone happens to know of Higgins’ whereabouts, or has further information in relation to this incident, we urge them to contact us immediately on 999 or 101, quoting log number 3918-080723 or anonymously via the independent charity – Crimestoppers - on 0800 555 111.

"It is very important that members of the public do not approach Higgins and contact us immediately. This was a serious incident and my team is working around the clock to locate him. We would be very appreciative of any help provided by the public.”