A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following a 'targeted' shooting.

Police were called at 12.30am on Monday after receiving reports of a suspected shooting in Cedar Grove in Skelmersdale.

Officers attended an address and found damage to the front door of a property consistent with a shot being fired.

Fortunately no-one was injured and police believe the incident to be a targeted attack.

There is no risk to the wider community.

As a result of enquiries made, a 35-year-old man from Skelmersdale has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. He remains in custody at this time.

Det Insp Steve Monk, of Lancashire Police, said: "This is clearly a worrying and concerning incident.

"We have arrested a man and we would continue to appeal to anyone with information to come forward.

"Patrols have been increased and you should expect to see a visible police presence in the area in the coming days.

"If you have any concerns please feel free to speak to an officer."

Anyone with any information about the incident should contact police on 101 quoting log number 0033 of October 25 or independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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