Detectives investigating gunshots fired at a house in Accrington have arrested two men.

Shortly before 9.55pm on Monday, June 5, police received a report that two shots had been fired at the door of an address on Richmond Road, Accrington.

A woman in her sixties suffered injuries to her and arm which are not thought to be serious.

Two men, aged 28 and 26 from Accrington, have been arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm and GBH.

The 26-year-old is also being held on suspicion of criminal damage.

Lancashire Police said their investigation is continuing and that detectives are still keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the incident or who has any information that could assist with their ongoing enquiries.

DCI Joanne McHugh, from Lancashire’s Force Major Investigation Team, said: “If you were in the area of Richmond Road around the time of this incident and you have any information then please get in touch with us.

“I would like to stress that we suspect this is linked to an ongoing dispute between a group of men who are known to each other.

“We believe that there is no threat to the wider public, however we have stepped up patrols in the area to reassure local residents.”

Anyone with information can call 101 quoting incident reference 1491 of June 5.

Alternatively the independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at