‘This must stop’: Police issue CCTV image of car used in Salford family shooting

The car believed to have been used by two men who shot a mother and her child on their doorstep in Salford is being searched for by police.

Jayne Hickey, 30, and her eight-year-old son Christian were shot in the legs by the assailants after answering their door on October 12 2015.

And now police have released a CCTV image of the black Audi S3 it is thought was used by the shooters, which was seen in the Dover Street area of the city between 8.35pm and 9.20pm, with the assault occurring at 9.25pm.

Detective Chief Inspector Paul Parker said: “We are appealing to anyone who may have seen this vehicle around the time of the incident.

SEARCH: An example of an Audi S3

“It is believed the Audi drove at high speed close to a motorcyclist on Worsley Road causing him to pull over.

“If this was you, or you remember seeing a black Audi S3 parked up on Dover Street or travelling at speed on Worsley Road, please get in touch with police. 

“We are also trying to trace the occupants of a small dark coloured hatchback saloon that had a broad stripe running diagonally from the front door over the wheel arches.

“The Audi was seen to pass this vehicle at speed on Worsley Road after the shooting. 

“Any information received will be treated in strictest confidence.”

Fortunately, the victims have recovered, although they both required numerous rounds of surgery.

The first offender is described as white, between 19 and 20-years-old, of ‘chunky’ build and wearing a baseball cap. He spoke slowly and with a Salford accent.

The second man is described as white and was also wearing a baseball cap. 

At the time of the shooting, Deputy Chief Constable Ian Hopkins described the attack as ‘senseless’ and ‘sickening’.

“We have said all along that these tit-for-tat feuds between the criminal factions in Salford have the potential to harm and even kill innocent people,” he said.

“Sadly, this has now been proved by the senseless shooting of a seven-year-old boy and his mother in this sickening attack. 

“Enough is enough and this must stop. To those people in the community who know who is responsible, but who have not come forward, I am asking you to help us put a stop to this.”

Anyone with information should call police on 0161 856 3400 or independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. 

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