Monday, 29 July 2013

Police asking for witnesses to BB gun attack in Sitrchley

West Mercia Police are asking for witnesses to an incident on Stirchley Lane yesterday where a woman cyclist was shot in the arm with a BB gun from a black Vauxhall Corsa.
A woman cyclist was hit on the arm after a ball bearing gun was fired at her from a passing car in Telford.

Police are seeking witnesses to the incident which happened at around 4.50pm yesterday (Sunday) on Stirchley Lane, Stirchley.

She was not seriously hurt sustaining a small swelling and reddening of the skin.

The 21-year-old was cycling with her partner down Stirchley Lane when a black Vauxhall Corsa coming towards them slowed down.  As the car drew level, the front seat passenger fired the ball bearing gun at her.

A West Mercia Police spokesperson said: “This was an extremely foolhardy and dangerous act which could have caused serious injury if she had been hit in the face.

“We are appealing for witnesses or anyone who knows the identity of the culprit, to contact Malinsgate police station by calling 101.

“Information can also be given to the anonymous Crimestoppers charity, for which a reward may be paid.”