POLICE are investigating a report of damage caused to the front of a house in Middlesbrough, believed to have been caused by a firearm.

The incident occurred in Cranfield Avenue last night.

Local people reported hearing a loud bang in the street some time between 7pm and 8pm.

No one was in the address at the time and no injuries have been reported by anyone.

Uniformed patrols will continue in the area to provide support and reassurance to the community while inquiries continue.

Cleveland Police are appealing for anyone with information contact101 number, quoting Ref 166945.

If you don’t want to speak to police, please consider passing information anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers online at crimestoppers-uk.org or by phoning 0800 555 111.