Six arrests after shots fired at car in Stoke-on-Trent street


Police have made six arrests after shots were fired at a car parked in a Stoke-on-Trent street.

Armed officers descended on Winghay Place, Chell, last night (March 3) after a vehicle was targeted.

A search of the area led to three men – aged 28, 26 and 27 and from Chell – being arrested on suspicion of criminal damage.

The investigation then led police to Goldenhill where three further suspects were detained.

A 21-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm, criminal damage and possession with intent to supply cannabis.

And two women – aged 19 and 40 – were arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender and being concerned in the supply of drugs.

All six suspects remain in custody for questioning this evening.

Police in Collinson Road, Goldenhill

At one point, five marked cars were parked in Collinson Road as inquiries continued.

Anna Baivi, aged 49, who lives in Collinson Road, said: “I’ve lived here for 14 years and this is the first time I’ve seen something like this. It’s usually very quiet and peaceful and a nice place to live. I have no idea what could have happened.”

Another woman, who lives on the street, said “There’s been a police car there all day. We saw it on Facebook at about 9.15 this morning.

“That’s all I know, people are curious and would like to know what’s going on. It’s usually a very quiet street with no mither whatsoever.”

A Staffordshire Police spokesman said: “Five people from Stoke-on-Trent have been arrested after reports that shots were fired at a parked car in Chell.

“No one was inside the vehicle at the time the shots are believed to have been fired.

“Armed officers were called to Winghay Place at 9.15pm and carried out a search of the area.

“Three men were arrested. Today officers continued to investigate the incident and arrested three more people in the Goldenhill area.

“All six remain in custody at this time.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Staffordshire Police on 101 quoting incident 748 of March 3.





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