Detectives in Barnsley are appealing for witnesses or anyone with CCTV footage that may have captured a firearms discharge at a property in Wombwell yesterday (Tuesday) to come forward.

Police were called at about 9.20pm to report of a firearm being discharged towards a property on Rectory Close.

The occupants of the property a man and a woman had received cuts to their face and legs after French doors at the property had been hit by the discharge which is believed to have come from a shotgun.

Witnesses described a dark-coloured Renault Megane approaching the property. One person got out, and was believed to be wearing a balaclava, light-coloured hoodie, jogging bottoms and trainers. The driver remained in the vehicle.

Following the firearm being discharged, the person got back in before the car left the scene.

The victims were transported to hospital and their injuries are believed to be non-serious. They were released from hospital shortly afterwards.

Detective Chief Inspector (DCI) Ben Wood said: “We believe this property was wrongly targeted, which makes this incident even more terrifying for those inside. Our detectives and other teams have been working at speed to determine who the offenders might be.

“We know there will be wider community concern, so we are increasing high visibility patrols in the area to provide reassurance. If you have any concerns, please speak to any officers you see out and about.

“That’s why we are appealing for more witnesses who can help with those enquiries. If you were in the area at the time and saw anything which may help, if you were driving nearby at the time and saw a vehicle matching the description leaving the area, or if you have CCTV footage which may have caught the incident taking place, we’d like to hear from you.”

If you can help, you can pass information to police via their new online live chat, online portal or by calling 101. Please quote incident number 1037 of 28 February when you get in touch.