A MAN sufffered a gunshot wound to the face in St Helens, police have confirmed.

He was treated after being found with the injury on Derbyshire Hill Road, Parr on Monday.

Detectives say that at about 11.55am it was reported that the man was injured.

He remains in hospital in a serious but stable condition.

House-to-house inquiries have been carried out and a police scene is in place on Derbyshire Hill Road while officers continue to investigate this incident.

Chief Inspector Tom Welch said: “This is a complex police investigation, and our officers are still in the very early stages of establishing the circumstances of this incident.

"At this stage of our ongoing investigation we can confirm that a firearm was shot in the area causing a serious facial injury to a man in his 30s.

”Therefore, I would appeal to anyone who lives in the area, that has any information or who has doorbell camera footage that may have captured the incident to get in touch as soon as possible.

“Information from the public is vital if we are to prevent the use of firearms which bring misery to our streets and cause such harm in our community.

“Our officers remain in the surrounding area of Derbyshire Hill Road and are relentless when stopping the use of any firearms or dangerous weapons in Merseyside.”

Anyone who has information which can assist officers can 101 or DM us @MerPolC. Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting log 371 of 19 February.