July 21, 2022 3.01 pm

Fifteen arrests after two injured in Grimsby firearms incident

A total of 15 people have been arrested in connection with reports of a firearms incident on Sutcliffe Avenue in Grimsby earlier this month.

We were called to the area on the evening of Wednesday 6 July following a reported incident which resulted in two people being taken to hospital for treatment for non-life-threatening injuries.

Thirteen of the arrested parties have been released on bail with strict conditions whilst our enquires continue, one man and one woman have been released under investigation.

Detective Chief Inspector Nicole Elliott, leading the investigation, said: “Since this incident was reported we have carried out extensive enquiries and these are continuing.

“We will not tolerate incidents of this nature and remain resolute in doing all that we can to bring those responsible to justice and keep our communities safe. I am particularly keen to hear from anyone who believes they have knowledge of those involved in this incident.

“As part of our enquiries, a total of 15 people have been arrested and interviewed and numerous different lines of enquiry have been explored.

“I completely appreciate the impact that reports of this nature can have on a community, and I encourage anyone with any concerns or information that they feel may help us to please get in touch.

“Please be reassured that we continue to believe that this was an isolated and targeted incident with no wider risk to the public.

“I would like to thank the public for their support and assistance with our investigations so far. I encourage anyone with information about this incident who has not already spoken to us, or feels they have more information to give, to please come forward.

“You can get in touch by calling our non-emergency 101 line quoting log 407 of 6 July, or if you would prefer to report information anonymously you can do so via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”