Hunt for air rifle man after fishing boy is shot

A TEENAGER was shot by an air rifle while fishing in Brampton. The 15-year-old was at Lenton Lakes off Park Road on Sunday, August 20, at 7.30pm when he felt a sharp pain near his left hip. He turned around and saw a young man with what he described as

A TEENAGER was shot by an air rifle while fishing in Brampton.

The 15-year-old was at Lenton Lakes off Park Road on Sunday, August 20, at 7.30pm when he felt a sharp pain near his left hip.

He turned around and saw a young man with what he described as an air rifle. The victim believes he was shot with the weapon and police this week issued a description.

The victim said the man was white, 5ft 3ins, with shaven hair, wearing a camouflage jacket and black jogging bottoms. He also had a scar on the side of his head.

Pc Phil Nicholls said: "Offences involving air weapons are taken very seriously by police and will be dealt with robustly.

"If you need advice on the safe and legal use of air rifles contact the Firearms Licensing Unit on 0845 4564564."

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INFORMATION: Anyone with information should contact Pc Nicholls at Huntingdon Police Station on 0845 4564564 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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