A woman in Darenth is "angry and upset" after she said she was abused by a group of teenagers armed with a BB gun in her own front garden.

Elika Ashoori and her partner John Harry, both 31, said they were attacked with pebbles on Tuesday (March 27) afternoon as they cleaned up the mess from their bins, which had been knocked over.

When her partner told the teens to stop, they reportedly called him a "Chinese c***" and told him to "f*** off."

Miss Ashoori said she told Mr Harry, who is of Filipino descent, to ignore the "ignorant" behaviour.

She told News Shopper: "I had to stop him confronting them yesterday because we don't want to aggravate them. We don't know how dangerous they might be."

The couple have lived in Darenth for nearly eight months and have never had a problem with the area until recently.

However, Miss Ashoori said she has been hearing gunshots for the last few weeks - suspecting they were from BB guns - with pellets sometimes hitting her conservatory roof.

After posting a description of what happened on a Facebook group, Miss Ashoori was urged to report the incident to the police.

A spokesman from Kent Police confirmed: "Kent Police received a call at 2.46pm on Wednesday, March 28, reporting an incident where a youth had directed racist language at a person in Hill Rise, Dartford.

"The incident was reported to have happened the day earlier. Officers will meet with the victim to discuss the offence and will investigate any relevant lines of enquiry."