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My shock at gun shots.

Byline: By Matt Laddin

Jennifer Ellison spoke of her shock yesterday after gun shots were fired at her home.

A police investigation is under way after bullet holes were found in the door of the pop singer's detached house on a luxury estate in West Derby, Liverpool.

Former Brookside actress Ellison, 20, who shares the home with her fiance Tony Richardson, said: "It's scary to think that something like this can happen on your own doorstep. I am just thankful no-one was hurt."

The alarm was raised on Wednesday evening.

One bullet hole was found at around head height on the wooden front door, while another could be seen in the white frame.

It is not believed Ellison was at home at the time of the attack.

A spokesman for Merseyside Police said: "No-one was injured as a result of the attack, and at the moment it is not known when the shots were fired."

He said police were now carrying out house-to-house inquiries and forensic tests.

The spokesman added: "We do not think this is linked to any other firearms incident in the city."

There was a police guard outside Ellison's home yesterday. The property near Croxteth Country Park was cordoned off with tape.

Neighbours spoke of their shock after learning of the shooting.

One said: "The first I knew about it was when all the police turned up yesterday. It's such a shocking thing to happen here.

"It's such a quiet street I really can't believe it.

"Jennifer and Tony seem like a nice couple, they keep themselves to themselves."

One woman who also lives in Fullbrook Drive said: "It's frightening. We've got two children, aged eight and 11, and I'm worried about them playing outside now."

Ellison is currently in London promoting her latest single Bye Bye Boy. She had a hit earlier this year with her first release Baby I Don't Care.
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Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:Sep 19, 2003
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