TWO people have been arrested on suspicion of illegal firearm possession after reports of a 'gunshot' in South Ham last week.

Armed police swarmed to a children's play park on Dibley Close on May 31 after residents reported hearing a 'gunshot'.

They also stormed a house in Westray Close, Oakridge, last Wednesday and arrested three men who have been released.

Now, police have revealed they made two more arrests in connection with the investigation.

A 54-year-old man and a 49-year-old woman, both from Basingstoke, were arrested on Saturday, June 5 on suspicion of possessing a firearm without a certificate.

They have both been released under investigation, with enquiries still ongoing.

The two arrests on Saturday are the fifth and sixth in connection with the incident.

Three men, aged 17, 19 and 20, were arrested in Oakridge on Wednesday on suspicion of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life. They have been released under investigation.

Additionally, a different 17-year-old boy was arrested on May 31 on suspicion of making threats to kill. He has been released and no further action will be taken.

Police were called to the scene at Dibley Close play park at 8.38pm on May 31, bank holiday Monday, to resident reports of a gunshot being fired.

Witnesses also claimed to see three men running in the direction of Claythorpe Road and Cleaver Road.

No injuries were reported, and no gun recovered.

Then two days later, armed police stormed a house in Westray Close to execute a warrant in connection with the incident, after residents reported hearing screams just after 2pm on June 2.

Officers broke down a door and arrested three people.