Sheffield shooting: Neighbours reveal three cars have been ‘burnt out’ on street in last year
Residents have revealed that a shooting on a Sheffield street was just the latest in a series of police incidents to take place there.
Police were called to Ferrars Road in Tinsley shortly before 8pm on Monday (April 19) to reports that shots had been fired towards a house on the street.
No one was injured in the shooting but a 45-year-old man has since been arrested on suspicion of firearms offences.
The road was cordoned off last night and remained closed today as detectives conducted enquiries and crime scene investigators carried out their work.
The area was described by residents as generally quiet, but some said there had been other incidents recently that had changed this.
One man, who didn’t want to be named, said three cars had been ‘burned out’ in front of the same house in the last 12 months.
The house in question was within the large police cordon but it was unclear where exactly on the street the incident has taken place.
A badly-damaged black Renault Clio could be seen within the cordon, however, with CSI officers taking pictures of the the road, the vehicle and a house of part of their investigations.
The man, who lives on the street with his wife and son, said Farrar Road was quieter than other parts of Tinsley, but that the recent incidents were worrying to him.
He said: “I’ve lived here for 15 years without too many problems. This street is normally better that other roads in the area.
“But to have three cars burned out in the last year and now a shooting – it is unacceptable.”
Another resident, who has lived in the area with his wife for the last 50 years, also said the stretch of houses that had been cordoned off were noticably different from the rest of the street.
He said the houses were either rented or housing association owned, and often saw a high turnover of people living in them.
Police said today that additional patrols had been deployed to the area to provide reassurance and appealed for anyone with information to contact them.
Anyone with information is asked to call South Yorkshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.