NEIGHBOURS living near the scene of a shooting in Toothill were shocked to see police fill the street.

Armed officers responded to reports of shots fired in Warneford Close last night and today, a house with bullet holes visible in an upstairs window has been cordoned off.

The incident has left some feeling worried about the safety of their neighbourhood.

One woman who did not wish to give her name told the Adver: "It's too close to home, you don't feel safe anywhere, not even in your own street.

"I heard loud bangs at around 8.40pm, thought it was fireworks at first and forgot about it. Then in the back of my mind I realised it couldn't have been that, the noises were too quick and sharp to be fireworks.

"I went out for a cigarette and that's when I looked up the street and saw all the police cars and officers.

"There's lots of knife crime and God knows what else around here, with little boys trying to be gangs, but I've never heard guns before.

"I monitor where my son goes because of the violence and this seems like another step up.

"A lot of us have lost faith in the justice system, which is a shame. The police do their side of things but then it gets to court and the people arrested for knife crime are back on the streets straight away.

"I don't think that will change unless something really serious happens. Luckily, no-one was hurt this time but it could have been a lot worse."

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Pictured: Warneford Close at 1pm today.

Police are investigating and have not yet made any arrests. One officer and two vehicles are outside the cordoned-off property while PCSOs and other officers have been seen in nearby streets.

The area is fairly peaceful, in a marked contrast to last night's dramatic scenes, with people walking their dogs and riding their bikes past the crime scene.

Sean Wilson arrived home at 11.30pm to find his street blocked off by police cars and armed officers.

He said: "I was shocked that this had happened in the street where I lived. My neighbours had been watching the football and heard what they thought were fireworks.

"There was a considerable police presence, with five or six cars."

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Pictured: Police fill Warneford Close on Saturday night.