A MAN who had a shotgun pointed at him for simply looking at two people has described his ordeal.

The person, who wishes to remain anonymous, told the Gazette that he was walking out of his house at around 6:30am on September 4 when he looked down the road and saw two people on a motorbike without helmets.

“I thought I might say something to them,” he said.

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However, as they approached where he was standing on Buckland Avenue, South Ham, the man was shocked to see the passenger pointing a shot gun in his direction.

As they continued down the road and around the corner, the passenger continued to point the weapon at him.

“I said nothing to them, they had no reason to do anything.

“I felt a bit worried, I have got a baby who is 15-months-old and if they pulled that trigger…”

The man called the police, who sent armed response units to the area.

The next day, the Criminal Investigation Department were said to have visited the nearby convenience store, searching for CCTV footage of the incident.

The man’s partner said: “I am just worried that it will happen again, and this time it will be a shooting.

“There’s no excuse for it, there’s no morals.”

The man said that this “should not be happening”, and that: “Kids should not be running around with guns, some with knives.

“In my day it was fists.”

A spokesperson for Hampshire Police said: "We were called at 7.04am (Wednesday) morning with reports that the pillion passenger on a motorbike pointed what has been described as a shotgun at a member of the public in Buckland Avenue, Basingstoke.

"No threats were made and no words were exchanged during the incident.

"Officers have been in the area making enquiries."

They are urging anyone with any information, or anyone who saw anything suspicious, to call 101, quoting incident 140 of September 4.

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