Window of Finedon house was shot at, police believe

Armed police were called to the Finedon street after loud 'bang' was heard by residents

Monday, 22nd March 2021, 10:45 am
Updated Monday, 22nd March 2021, 6:42 pm

A 'loud bang' that sparked a police investigation in a quiet Finedon street last night (Sunday) was someone using a firearm to shoot at a house, police suspect.

Neighbours in Allen Road have told this newspaper that they saw armed police in the road outside a property and police cars in the street just before 10pm.

One resident, who did not wish to be named, said they were woken by a loud bang.

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A spokesman for Northants Police said: "This happened in Allen Road in Finedon last night (Sunday) at about 9.45pm when it is suspected that someone used a firearm to shoot at a window of a property in the area.

"The window was damaged as a result but no one received any injuries.

"Enquiries are being progressed today to identify the people involved."

One neighbour said: "It was between 9pm and 10pm. It woke me up. There were five to six police cars outside and armed response officers with guns.

Allen Road close to the junction with Eastfield Crescent

"They kept walking back and forth. I wasn't scared because I knew the police would be here in seconds. They are always here.

"I thought the loud bang was just teenagers letting off fireworks."

Other residents were also disturbed by the noise and were shocked at what they saw. One visitor to the street was checking on elderly parents.

They said: "When they heard a bang they got up to investigate. There were armed police, and police dogs. I think it shook them up a little bit."

Allen Road

Residents took to Facebook to discuss what they had heard, describing seeing forensics officers on the scene of a house.

One resident said: "Some people say it was a gunshot, others say it was a firework. There have been quite a few problems in the area. Police are always at the house."

The force spokesman added: "We are appealing for witnesses. Anyone with information or for any pertinent CCTV or dashcam should contact us on 101."

Witnesses or anyone with information should contact Northamptonshire Police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 quoting incident number 21000158818.