A Trowbridge man has been arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary after a gang of masked men armed with machetes stormed a house in Lancashire.

The terrifying incident in Church, near Accrington, was captured on camera.

Two cars, including a BMW, were smashed with bats and axes before the men made their way inside a large home on the street, the Lancashire Telegraph reports.

Once inside they can be seen smashing up the house and damaging a television and ornaments before quickly exiting back onto the street and getting into cars.

It is not believed that anyone was injured during the attack.

Lancashire police said two Bolton men, aged 27 and 35, and a 26-year-old man from Trowbridge had been arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary.

A police spokesman said the raid was being treated as an isolated incident. Such offences were rare.

“We were called at 2.05pm yesterday (Tuesday, October 13) to reports of public order offences in Tanpits Road, Church," he said.

“It was reported a number of men had vandalised two cars, a Peugeot and BMW, before smashing the windows of a house. The group then forced their way inside the address before damaging further property including a television, ornaments, walls and rear windows.

“The men made off from the scene in four vehicles.

“No injuries were reported."