A MAN has been robbed at gunpoint in Southampton.

Three men forced their way into a flat in Irving Road, Millbrook, assaulting the occupier and threatening him with a firearm.

They also assaulted a friend of the resident and then searched the flat, making off with a mobile phone.

All three wore black clothes and balaclavas.

Police are appealing for witnesses and PC Jess Lawlor said: “We believe this is an isolated and targeted incident and that there is no danger to the wider public. It’s believed a firearm was used to intimidate the victims but it was not discharged.

“We would like to hear from anyone who saw these men force their way into the flats, or who saw them as they left the building. If you know who they are, please contact us.”

The incident took place on Tuesday, March 25, at 8pm.

Anyone with information should contact PC Lawler on 101, via hampshire.police.uk/internet/do-it-online/online-forms/message-for-officer.html or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Minicom users should call 01962 875000.