A SERIOUS injury caused by a "gunshot to the face" is an "isolated incident" with no wider threat to the public, police have said.

As reported by the Star, a police cordon was put in place around a house on Derbyshire Hill Road in Parr yesterday afternoon (Monday, February 19).

Further details emerged that a man was seriously injured following a gunshot wound to the face, and was rushed to hospital where he remains in a serious but stable condition.

House to house enquiries have been ongoing since the cordon was erected although police are continuing to appeal for further information into the incident, which they believe to be isolated.

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St Helens Star: Police at at the scene on Derbyshire Hill RoadPolice at at the scene on Derbyshire Hill Road (Image: St Helens Star)
Detective Inspector John Mullen said: “Whilst our officers are still investigating what happened on Derbyshire Hill Road yesterday after a man was left with a serious facial injury I would like to reassure residents that we believe this was an isolated incident.

“Our officers remain on Derbyshire Hill Road as we fully investigate this incident and search for any evidence or firearms that could have been used or stored in the area.

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

“We are committed to taking weapons off our streets and, rest assured, if you tell us about any suspected possession or offences we will take immediate action.”

CCTV, dashcam or doorbell footage or information about this incident can be sent to the police on the social media desk on Twitter @MerseyPolice or Facebook ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ quoting incident reference 24000186412. Alternatively contact Crimestoppers UK anonymously on 0800 555 111.