Police are appealing for witnesses after shots were fired at a house in Bolton.

Police were called to a house on Parkfield Avenue in Farnworth following a report a window had been smashed shortly after 5pm yesterday.

Officers attended and discovered a window had been damaged after gun shots were fired.

There were no occupants in the address at the time of the incident and no one was injured.

Detective Inspector Gary Smith from Bolton CID said: “We are in the early stages of this investigation, but after a search of the area, it was established shots had been fired at the house and the offenders then left.

“Thankfully no one was injured as a result of this dangerous and reckless act, but I want to reassure residents that not only are there extra officers in and around the area, but we will do everything we can to identify whoever is responsible. We do not believe there is a risk to the wider public.

“If anyone saw anything last night or thinks they might know who is responsible, please call us.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police at Bolton CID on 0161 856 5740, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.