Warning After Man And Car Shot At In Cheltenham

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Warning After Man And Car Shot At In Cheltenham

Police are warning people to be extra vigilant after two incidents involving what is thought to be an air rifle or pellet gun in Cheltenham.

One incident happened at around 2pm on Saturday 17 March 2007 on Princess Elizabeth Way in Cheltenham.

A man was shot in his left foot as he was jogging along Princess Elizabeth Way near the Big Yellow Self Storage Company.

Fortunately the pellet hit his shoe and he was not injured.

Another incident happened at around 1.40pm on Saturday 17 March 2007. A man was driving along Princess Elizabeth Way and when he was by the Big Yellow Self Storage Company when he heard a very loud bang on his windscreen.

After looking at his car he noticed a small hole, which it is thought was made by a pellet fired from a type of air rifle or pellet gun.

Hester's Way Safer Community Team is out in the area this morning (Monday 19 March). They will be delivering Crimestoppers leaflets to local residents as well as carrying out patrols in the area.

Sergeant David Kania from the team said; "We will not tolerate this sort of behaviour.
Fortunately on this occasion no one was hurt but the story could have been very different.

Someone may have thought this was a bit of a joke but firing at people or vehicles is not only illegal but also incredibly dangerous; it could result in serious injury or cause a serious car accident.

We are determined to find who is responsible and would appeal to anyone who has any information to contact us."

If you have any information you should contact police on 0845 090 1234 quoting incident 469 of 17 March or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Posted : 19/03/2007 12:43:46

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