Two arrested for conspiracy to commit murder of man shot in leg

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Two men were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder after a man was shot in the leg.

The men aged 23 and 25 were held at around 7am this morning during raids by Cheshire police in Everton.

The arrests follow an incident on April 24 when a 55-year-old man was shot on Poplars Avenue in Orford in Warrington.

The victim serious injuries to his leg and he remains in hospital in a stable condition.

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Last week Anthony Morris, 22, of no fixed address, was charged with attempted murder in relation to the shooting..

Police are searching three addresses on Eldersfield Road, Netherfield Road South and Stonedale Crescent as part of ongoing enquiries.

The operation this morning was led by Cheshire Police’s Serious and Organised Crime Unit and officers from Warrington Local Policing Unit with support from Merseyside Police.

Detective Inspector Ian Murray, from the Serious and Organised Crime Unit, said to the ECHO : “This morning’s arrests are part of a fast-moving and complex investigation targeting organised crime.

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“We are continuing to work with the public and our partners to dismantle the criminal networks and turn the tide of fear within the Warrington community.”

Superintendent Martin Cleworth, who is in charge of policing in Warrington, said: “This latest development shows the ongoing commitment and dedication of officers in targeting and disrupting serious and organised crime in Warrington.

“I understand how concerned residents have been by recent incidents and I want to reassure everyone that we are maintaining a high-visibility presence across the town with patrols in key areas.

“This will include local officers and armed officers. If anyone has any issues or concerns please contact us directly or speak to a local officer.

Police scene on Netherfield Road South, Everton.

“Remember you are our eyes and ears – and we need the support of the public in continuing to come forward with information to help tackle this issue.”

If you have any information about serious and organised crime you can contact Cheshire Police on 101 or pass it on via

If you do not want to speak to the police directly you can call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or

If you have any information about the shooting in Warrington place contact Cheshire Police on 101 or pass it on through quoting IML 690217.