VIDEO footage was played to a jury showing a man shooting a crossbow at a drug rival’s house just yards from where two children played.

The footage, played at Worcester Crown Court yesterday, showed Scott Fewtrell shooting the crossbow at the home of Luke Bridger in Carlisle Road, Ronkswood before running off.

The bolt lodged in the doorframe at a height of 1.19 metres as members of the Bridger family rushed outside during what the prosecution have called a Worcester drugs ‘turf war’.

Tommy Lee Jauncey was also shown with his hood up shooting a blank-firing pistol as he ran along Carlisle Road during the incident at around 5.30pm on August 30, 2017.

Steven Bailey, prosecuting, played various clips showing the movements of defendants on that day, including Fewtrell, Jauncey and Kane Ingram entering Durrant & Son in Mealcheapen Street when a blank-firing pistol was bought. About 15 minutes before the incident at the Bridger home, Jauncey discharged a crossbow at a car in Chedworth Drive.

Fewtrell, 28, of Chedworth Drive, Worcester, has already admitted conspiracy to cause actual bodily harm to Luke Bridger and possession of the crossbow.

Jauncey, 23, previously of St George’s Lane, Worcester, admitted conspiracy to supply heroin and crack cocaine, possession of the crossbow and the blank firing pistol and being concerned in the supply of cannabis.

The two defendants in the dock - Asgar Khalfe and Kane Inrgam - deny the conspiracy to assault Luke Bridger but admit conspiracy to supply crack cocaine and heroin.

A fifth defendant, Jake Cox, 28, of Mill Street, Worcester, has admitted the drugs conspiracies and the conspiracy to assault Luke Bridger.

The trial continues.