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Two burglars in balaclava helmets, one possibly armed with a shotgun, are being sought by the police after smashing their way into a house at Jay Walk in Gillingham.

Officers were called to the scene just after 10.30pm on Sunday 2 June and found a 32-year-old man at the property with injuries, though they are not said to be life-threatening.

Two men who had broken into the house, however, had fled.

‘It is reported that one of the offenders may have had a firearm. No shots were fired,’ said a spokesperson for Dorset Police.

‘A full investigation is underway in a bid to identify the offenders. No arrests have been made in relation to the burglary.  Officers from the local neighbourhood policing team are fully aware of this incident and can be approached with any community concerns.’

Meanwhile the spokesperson said a 32-year-old local man who was arrested has now been charged with acquiring, using or possessing criminal property, two counts of possessing a class A drug with intent to supply, possessing a class B drug with intent to supply and possession of a class B drug.

‘He is due to appear at Weymouth Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday 5 June 2019,’ added the spokesperson.

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