British police hunt gunman who entered nursery in Liverpool

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Britain's Merseyside police are hunting for an alleged gunman who entered a nursery in Wavertree, Liverpool on Wednesday morning, local media reported.
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Britain's Merseyside police are hunting for an alleged gunman who entered a nursery in Wavertree, Liverpool on Wednesday morning, local media reported.

At about 8:10am local time, a major police response descended on the area following reports a man had entered the Childsplay of Liverpool centre on Heathfield Road and "appeared to be carrying a firearm," according to the Independent.

The man, who approached another man in the nursery at the time, left with a second man on a motorbike. Forensic teams are on Woolton Road alongside officers and patrol cars as swathes of police tape line the scene.

A police spokesman said: "We can confirm officers were this morning called to reports a man had entered a nursery carrying what appeared to be a firearm."

"The man, who approached another man in the nursery at the time, was described as holding what appeared to be a firearm. The offender then left with a second man on a motorbike. No one is reported to have been injured and there is no suggestion a firearm was discharged."

The police are in attendance at the nursery to offer reassurance to pupils and parents. And crime scene investigators are carrying out forensic examinations at the scene. House-to-house inquiries are being conducted in the area and high-visibility patrols have been stepped up to reassure the public. 

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