Sheffield family fears house was shot at after hearing 'bang' and finding windows damaged

A Sheffield couple whose house windows were damaged in an early morning attack fears their home was shot at.

Wednesday, 5th August 2020, 8:24 am

Their bedroom window and a downstairs bay window were both damaged in an incident in the early hours of Sunday, August 3.

The couple, who live in Charnock with their children, heard a ‘bang’ at around 3am and saw a car driving through their estate at speed but did not realise their home had been targeted.

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But they claim the incident has been written off by South Yorkshire Police after being told by the force that the damage was more likely to have been caused by stones being thrown at the windows.

Nobody from South Yorkshire Police has been to the house yet to investigate.

Preferring to remain anonymous, the 38-year-old woman who lives in the house with her husband and two children, said: “We heard a bang at around 3am and the first thing I did was run to check on the kids and they were still fast asleep.

“My husband was looking out of the window and saw a white BMW driving at speed. We got back into bed but the next morning we saw the damaged windows.

“A neighbour also heard the bang and when she went outside she heard two lads talking, they saw the car and ran off.

“It seems like we have been caught in the crossfire of some kind of dispute and it is really worrying because despite what the police say, we believe that our house was shot at with a pellet gun.

“The holes are too perfect for it to have been stones.

“It is really frightening to think how easy it is for people to mistakenly get caught up in things, especially when guns are used.”

South Yorkshire said: “Police were unable to establish any active lines of enquiry to understand the cause of the damage, however the local neighbourhood team has been informed of the incident.

"This team continuously monitors any suspicious activity in the area in order to recognise any trends or patterns and will conduct additional patrols and a reassurance visit in light of the matter.

“We always welcome new information and will fully investigate any new lines of enquiry.”