Armed police hunt gang of men after reports of gun shots fired at residential address

An armed police officer
An armed police officer

A manhunt was launched by armed police after a group of four or five men threatened residents with an imitation gun.

Armed officers were called to a house in Macbeth Close in Hartford, Huntingdon, at 5.20pm on Friday, August 5, to reports that a gun had been fired.

Officers attended an address in Macbeth Close and spoke to the occupants who said they had been threatened with an imitation gun by a group of around four or five men.

One of the occupants escaped by jumping from an upstairs window and two further occupants barricaded themselves in their rooms.

Property including a bicycle and a mobile phone were stolen.

Police believe that this was an isolated incident and an investigation is underway.

Anyone with information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or through their anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.