Rashid khan, 36, has been locked up behind bars for six and a half years for shooting at a house window because of a family feud.

He shot through a house window at a property in Richmond Hill Street, Accrington.

Zafoor Alam and two other people were sat in the room when Rashid shot a single shotgun fire, heard Burnley Crown Court,

Rashid khan of Rawtenstall, was sentenced at Burnley Crown Court when he pleaded guilty to using a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.

On 28 June last year Rashid khan pulled up in a Nissan Primera, outside the proprety of Zafoor Alam and shot a single fire through the house window.

CPS Keith Sutton said, Rashid bought the Nissan Primera through a website called Gumtree that night.

He further said; Rashid circled the property in the Nissan then got out of the car and took out a shotgun and shot a single fire which went through the window and hit the wall inside the property.

After the shooting Rashid got back in his vehicle and fled.

The police later found the Nissan Primera abandoned at a business park and Rashid’s finger prints were found on a number plate that was inside the vehicle.

He was taken into custody by the police and had his phone seized where the police discovered pictures of Mr Zafoor Alam and other family members of his.

Judge Andrew Woolman sentenced Rashid to six and a half years in prison and ordered him to pay £170 victim surcharge.

After sentencing, DC Zoe Russo said: “This offence stemmed from a dispute between one of Khan’s associates and the victim in this case.

“Any offence in which a firearm is used causes worry and distress to the local community.

“However these incidents are rare and when they do happen, we will investigate thoroughly and bring the perpetrators to justice.

“Today’s sentence sends out a clear message that the use of firearms will not be tolerated in Lancashire.”