A WELL-intentioned 999 call about gunshots resulted in armed police descending on Yarnbrook last night.

But the emergency response turned out to be a false alarm – it was only the sound of fireworks being set off.

It was reported that a large number of armed police officers later surrounded an address in Westbury Road.

In the skies above Clanger Wood, the National Police Air Service helicopter circled the area searching for potential suspects.

They were responding to an emergency call from a resident in the area who thought they'd heard the sound of gunshots.

It was reported that four armed response vehicles were sent to the scene just before 10pm.

A Wiltshire Police spokesman said: “At around 9.45pm last night we received a call from a member of the public concerned that they had heard gunshots in the Yarnbrook area.

“Due to the nature of the call, armed response officers attended and were supported by the police helicopter.

“Officers spoke to the occupants of an address in Westbury Road and determined that the sounds had been caused by fireworks.

“All was in order and no further police attendance was required.”