Mother and child unhurt in Merseyside shooting

A mother and her eight-year-old daughter escaped unharmed after shots were fired, smashing the windows at a house in Merseyside.

The house was cordoned off after the attack, which happened just after midnight in Ford Close, Netherton.

Merseyside Police said the woman was "very shaken". The child was asleep at the time of the shooting.

Forensic tests are being carried out and high-visibility patrols are operating to reassure residents.

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