Two people have been arrested after a firearm was discharged in Leigh.

Police were called after reports of gun shots on Barron Meadow at around 5.40pm on Wednesday.

Following this four young men were seen running off towards Harptree Grove.

No injuries were reported at the disturbance.

A 42-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm with the intent to endanger life.

She has since been bailed pending further enquiries.

A 17-year-old male was arrested on the same charge as well as in relation to a robbery in December last year at Westleigh Park in Leigh.

The teenager remains in custody for questioning.

Following the incident Detective Inspector Patrick Wood, or Wigan CID, appealed for witnesses to come forward.

He said: "We understand that an incident of this nature will cause some concern for those living in the area. We believe this incident to be a targeted attack and we will have reassurance patrols in place across the area over the coming days.

"While we have made arrests, we are hoping there may be some witnesses or those with dashcam or CCTV footage that could help with our enquiries.

"If there is any information you might have that could assist in this investigation, I would strongly urge you to get in touch with police as soon as possible."

People can also contact police via LiveChat on the website, or call 101 quoting incident number 2332 of the 12th January 2022.

Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.