People living in an area of Pendle have been advised they may see an increased police presence this week following an incident of disorder in which it is claimed "shots were fired" in the street.

Officers were called around 9.10pm on Friday, January 5, to Castle Street in Brierfield after receiving reports of disorder in which a silver Mercedes Benz was damaged and left destroyed. 

Lancashire Telegraph: The rear end of the destroyed Mercedes BenzThe rear end of the destroyed Mercedes Benz (Image: Submitted)

Eye witnesses claim "shots were fired" and "the car was destroyed by people using axes".

One person said: "One individual fired a gun into the air and picked up the cartridge from the road.

"Three, early 20s, fit, healthy young men in balaclavas were wielding axes to damage the car."

One eye-witness also said residents are now "living in fear" and "cannot sleep".

Lancashire Telegraph: Smashed windows on the destroyed Mercedes BenzSmashed windows on the destroyed Mercedes Benz (Image: Submitted)

Lancashire Police have not confirmed any shots were fired, nor have they confirmed whether an axe was used during the incident. 

Officers attended the scene and as a result have upped their patrols in the area and are asking anyone who may have any information to stop them in the street and pass said information on.

A spokesperson for Lancashire Police said: "We were called at around 9.10pm on January 5 to reports of disorder on Castle Street in Brierfield, which left a vehicle damaged.

"You may see an increased police presence in Brierfield.

"If you do see our officers carrying out enquiries or on patrol, feel free to stop them, and pass on any information you may have.

"Enquiries are ongoing, and we are asking that anyone with information, dashcam, doorbell or CCTV footage gets in contact with us on 101 quoting log 1320 of January 5."