Man charged after shots fired at Kirkby house

A 23-year-old man has been charged following a suspected arson and gun attack at a house on Merseyside.

The fire broke out at a house in Mossdale Road, Kirkby, at about 23:15 BST on Monday, leaving one man with hand injuries.

Merseyside Police said evidence that shots had been fired was found at the scene.

The man has been charged with possession of a shotgun and is due before Knowsley magistrates later.

A 27-year-old man arrested on suspicion of drug and firearms offences has been released on bail pending further inquiries.

Two men, aged 52 and 21, and a 14-year-old youth, all from the Kirkby area, have been arrested on suspicion of drug and firearms offences.

They remain in police custody where they will be questioned.

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