Lancashire Constabulary has responded after reports of gunshots were received from several people in the Chorley area.

On Saturday afternoon and evening, residents in the town contacted the police over the sound of gun shots in the Duxbury and Yarrow Valley areas to the south of the town.

One eye-witness reported hearing 'multiple shots fired every 30 seconds or so', with real concern existing in the area.

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Officers investigated the reports to find that the cause of them was an organised clay pigeon shoot on private land.

A statement from Chorley Police at 6.20pm on Saturday said: "We have had several calls from residents in the Duxbury / Yarrow Valley area of Chorley regarding the sound of gun shots.

"This has been fully investigated and we can confirm it is an organised clay pigeon shoot taking place on the owners land."

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