Gunshots fired at car on Doncaster street as five men break into and damage property

Wilberforce Road, Doncaster
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Gunshot have been fired at a vehicle on a street in Doncaster as five men break into and damage house.

South Yorkshire Police were called to reports of shots being fired on Wilberforce Road, Doncaster, on Wednesday, June 26 at 11.39pm. They suspect a firearm was discharged from a vehicle, which caused damage to another vehicle on the street.

At the same time, five men are believed to have broken into and caused criminal damage to a property on the same street.

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Now, the police have recovered two vehicles, a white Audi and what they believe to be a black Volkswagen. They have also increased their patrols in the area and have encouraged locals to speak to officers if they have concerns.

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Detective Sergeant Joe Hackworthy said: "We will not tolerate offenders using firearms to wreak havoc on our community.

"It is imperative that those responsible for the recent firearms incidents in Doncaster are located and brought to justice before someone is seriously hurt.

"Anyone with any information concerning the alleged discharge or the act of criminal damage on Wilberforce Road is urged to speak to us."

If you have any information you can call the police on 101 or go online here. You can quote incident number 1237 of 26 June 2024.

Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or by contacting them online here.