'Loud bang' prompts police to step up patrols after house damaged

A loud bang heard within a home in Cheltenham has prompted police to increase patrols in the area. A resident was at home when the noise rang out.

They then discovered damage to a bedroom window at the property in Loweswater Close. It appears to have been caused by a pellet and police want to hear about anyone who may have a BB gun or similar.

The resident has told Gloucestershire police they have no idea why this has happened. Neither do they know how it happened.

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The incident happened on Sunday (May 5) at around 11.30am and it has prompted a police community alert. These alert residents to crime and anti-social behaviour behaviour.

The full alert reads: "On Sunday 05/05/2024 at 11:30am approximately a resident from Loweswater Close reported that whilst they were at home they heard a loud bang from within the property, on further investigation they discovered that there was damage to one of the bedroom window's which appeared to have been caused by a pellet, they have no idea why or how this has happened.

"We have increased our patrols in the area as a precaution but believe that this is an isolated incident. If you have any information that may assist us with our enquiries including knowledge that somebody may be in possession of a BB Gun or similar please contact us using the contact methods below."

If you have any information about this incident that could help us with our investigation, we’d like to hear from you. Please complete the following online form quoting incident 0171/05/05/2024. If you witness any further incidents of antisocial behaviour, please report it online here.

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