A young mum in her 20s was slashed on the leg and shot in the head after three masked men burst in the Trowbridge flat she was visiting wielding a knife and a BB pellet gun.

Neighbours said the gang, all wearing balaclavas, screeched to a halt in a black BMW hatchback before forcing their way into the top floor flat in Francis Street.

The woman’s male friend was also injured in the attack, receiving a pellet wound facial injury.

Residents are now calling on the police to take action to stop knife crime and drug dealing taking place in the area.

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