SUSPECTED gunshots were heard on a Bolton street yesterday evening.

Residents reported hearing shots fired at around 5.45 on Cawdor Street, Farnworth near the bowling green.

A heavy police presence, including a police helicopter were called to the scene and remained there for around 40 minutes.

Initial reports suggest that a firearm was fired but that blanks rather than live ammunition were used.

No injuries or fatalities have been reported.