A YOUNG woman in her 20s was slashed with a knife and received a wound to her head caused by a BB pellet gun after a gang burst into her Trowbridge flat on Tuesday evening.

At around 6pm yesterday (3/9/19) a group of men forced their way into a flat in Francis Street, demanded money from the occupants and threatened them with a knife and a BB gun.

The woman sustained a slash wound to her leg and a head injury, believed to have been caused by the pellet gun.

She was taken to Trowbridge Minor Injury Unit, before being transferred to the Royal United Hospital in Bath for treatment. Her injuries are not believed to be serious.

A man also suffered a facial injury, also believed to have been caused by the pellet gun. Nothing is believed to have been stolen during the incident.

Police have since urged drivers to check their dash cam footage for a black hatchback car after the two people were injured during an aggravated burglary.

Det Con Aaron Rowe, from Central CID, said: “Although our enquiries are at an early stage, we believe this was a targeted assault rather than a random incident.

“Therefore we want to reassure the public that there is nothing to suggest there is any risk to the wider community.

“Information from eyewitnesses suggest that the group of men, who had their faces covered, fled the scene in a black hatchback car and we are appealing for anyone who may have information about the suspects or this car to come forward.

“Perhaps you saw a car matching that description in the area around the time? Or you may have private CCTV or dash cam footage which could assist with our enquiries?

“We would urge anyone who can help us to call Central CID on 101, quoting crime reference 54190087287. Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.”