Neighbours have reacted after gunshots were heard at a house in Downley in the early hours of Monday.

Police have said that they are carrying out “extensive CCTV enquiries and forensic examinations” after worried neighbours called 999 after hearing gunshots at approximately 12.40am on Monday morning.

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Several local residents have spoken to the Bucks Free Press, speaking of there shock following the gunshots which shocked the usually quiet village earlier this week.

One neighbour, Pauline Styles, said she had only realised something had happened after she woke up in the morning.

Pauline said: “I got out of bed at around 6am and looked out of my window as one does, and I saw there was a few police cars and a roadblock outside. We didn’t know what had happened.

“I woke my husband up and told him about that something had happened. He went outside and asked the police what had happened but all he could tell me was there had been an incident, that’s all we were told.

“Forensic officers arrived at around 10.30am. There were two police cars, one on each side of the road, blocking it off.

“I know our next-door neighbour said that one of he young daughters had been woken up at around 1am and said that she heard a noise. At the time, she looked out of her window but there was nothing to be seen.”

Other neighbours confirmed there was a sense of confusion on the road, with one saying that “I had been awake at the time watching television. Initially, I thought it was just kids messing around with an air rifle or someone setting off fireworks late. It wasn’t until the police cars arrived that I realised something had happened.

Another resident, who lived on nearby Faulkner Way, said: “I actually slept through the commotion, but the next day I saw between half a dozen and eight police cars on the road. I just tried to carry on with my day. I went shopping.”

A final resident confirmed that he had seen police officers continuing with enquiries on the road today (Wednesday).

Anyone with information about the incident can leave information online at or call 101 quoting reference 43190135163.