Man threatened with firearm after gang break into flat

Police are appealing for witnesses after an assault and firearms incident in Millbrook, Southampton.At 8pm on Tuesday March 25, three men forced their way into a flat in Irving Road.

They threatened a man living there with a firearm and assaulted him.

The three men who were all wearing black clothing and balaclavas searched the flat. A friend of the occupant was also assaulted.

The men made off with a mobile phone.

We believe this is an isolated and targeted incident and that there is no danger to the wider public. It’s believed a firearm was used to intimidate the victims but it was not discharged. We would like to hear from anyone who saw these men force their way into the flats, or who saw them as they left the building. If you know who they are, please contact us.

– PC Jess Lawlor, Hampshire Police