AN elderly couple's window was damaged after shots were fired, police have said.

Officers are appealing for information after an elderly couple from Oswaldtwistle had their front room window damaged in two separate incidents.

The latest happened on Monday night at around 7:45pm when the man aged 86 and the woman, 79, were in their living room on Aspen Lane.

It is thought that someone has fired an air rifle or BB gun at the living room window, leaving a hole and cracks.

The previous damage happened on Thursday, November 16th between 7pm and 7:30pm, again whilst the couple were sat in their living room.

PCSO Julie Rosthorn from the Oswaldtwistle Neighbourhood Policing Team said: “These poor people have been left traumatised because they were near to where the shot was fired at their window.

"In particular, the woman was terrified due to the noise and the worry that she is being targeted. She has been unable to sleep, especially following the second incident. 

“This may have been a group of kids messing around but this is categorically not funny, especially given the fear it has caused in two people who should feel safe in their own home.

“If you have any information that could assist us with our investigation, please get in touch by calling the team on 01254 353103.”