Man in Widnes racially abused and gun fired at his home

Dickson Street, Widnes The man was racially abused near his Widnes home

A 20-year-old man has been racially abused and a ball bearing gun was fired at his home in Widnes.

The Eastern European man became involved in an argument with two men on Monday.

Cheshire Police say the men shouted racial abuse at him and he shouted back before making his way home to Dickson Street.

The men returned to his home, kicked the front door in the early hours and fired a ball bearing gun.

He was not injured and police were called at 05:00 GMT on Tuesday and searched the area.

Det Con Stephen Deehan said the victim was "understandably very shaken by what happened".

He said officers had carried out house-to-house enquiries in Dickson Street.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Cheshire Police.

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