1. ITV Report

Arrests in Bournemouth after reports gun 'fired at window'

Armed response units were called to the scene Credit: Rod Hogarth

Armed police have been mobilised in Bournemouth after reports of gunfire in the early hours.

At 12.30am, Dorset Police received a report that two men attended a property on Wimborne Road and woke up the occupants by throwing stones at the window.

When the occupants got up to look, it was then reported that gun shots were fired at a window.

The men were then reported to have left the scene in a car. No one was injured.

Rod Hogarth was walking his dog when he came across the scene Credit: Rod Hogarth

Officers attended and carried out a search of the area, assisted by the NPAS helicopter.

Two men aged 24, two men aged 22 and a 23-year-old man, all from the Liverpool area, have been arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.

A 24-year-old man was further arrested on suspicion of threats to kill. All five men are currently assisting police with their enquiries.

A cordon was in place to allow detectives to carry out a full examination of the scene.

It is reported that this was a targeted incident and the men arrived at the property in search of someone who was not at the address.

“We have carried out initial house-to-house enquiries within the area and a full investigation is underway.

– Det Insp Kate Lill, Bournemouth CID

Officers from the local neighbourhood policing team will be carrying out patrols in the area in the coming days and can be approached with any community concerns.