Omar Khan, 32, Kassam Nadeem, 25, Convicted of firearms offences in Preston

Kassam Nadeem, 27, formerly of Maple Avenue, Bradford was convicted of two counts of conspiracy to possess of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence in relation to both the Accrington and Haslingden incidents. He was also found guilty of possession of a firearm.

Hasriat Omar Khan, 32, formerly of Moorlands View, Ramsbottom was convicted of one count of conspiracy to possess a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence. This relates to the Haslingden incident. He was convicted in his absence after failing attend court for the end of the trial. A warrant has been issued for his arrest in respect of this.

Detectives launched an investigation in 2017 after two firearms incidents in Lancashire one month apart.

The first report came on Sunday 7 May. At around 1:20am, a man returned home to find damage to his front door and the windows of his house on Beaconsfield Street, Haslingden.

Officers attended and found damage believed to be caused by the discharge of a shot gun. Despite there being children asleep in the address, nobody was injured.

The following month, on Monday 5 June, two shots had been fired at the door of an address on Richmond Road, Accrington at around 9:50pm.

A woman in her sixties was sitting on the sofa when she was shot and fell to the ground. She suffered injuries to her leg and arm which luckily weren’t serious.

Three other men on trial were found not guilty.