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Police continue to investigate scene of Whaley Bridge shooting

Investigations are continuing into an incident in Whaley Bridge in which a man died.

Police were called to reports of a burglary at a property in Eccles Road at around 1.20am on 1 May.

At the scene officers found a man in his late teens who had sustained fatal gunshot wounds. He is not the owner of the property.  

A second man, who is also in his teens, was also found with a gunshot wound nearby in the same road. He suffered serious injuries and has been taken to hospital where he remains. He has also been arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary.

A third man, who is in his 50s, has been arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder and remains in police custody.

A fourth man, who is in his 20s, was arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary after the vehicle he was travelling in was stopped on the A6 in the afternoon of Wednesday 1 May. He remains in police custody.

Two scenes remain in place at two houses in Eccles Road and will remain in place for some time while investigations continue.

Eccles Road is currently closed from the junction with Milton Lane and is expected to remain closed for some time.

Police confirmed they had received reports of a burglary at the Eccles Road property on Tuesday afternoon, at around 3.30pm.

Divisional Commander Chief Superintendent Dave Kirby, said: “I’d like to thank the local community for all their support during this investigation so far.

“We appreciate the impact that an incident like this can have on communities so we are grateful to all those who have helped during these early stages.

“Officers will remain at the scene today and for some time to come as the investigations continue."

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