Dog Walker shot with air rifle in Ecton Brook

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Officers investigating an incident where a man was shot in the arm with an air rifle, causing bruising, are appealing for witnesses and information.

Between 7.15pm and 7.30pm on Wednesday, February 27, a man was walking his dog along Ecton Brook Road, Northampton, when he saw a group of four youths using an air rifle to shoot at a streetlight, by the junction with Mushroomfield Road, and told them to stop.

After being verbally abused by the group he walked away. As he did so, one of the boys shot at him, with the pellet striking his upper arm causing bruising.

The youth who fired the air rifle is described as white, aged 15-17, around 5ft 7in of slim build. He had short brown hair cut very short at the sides, and wore tracksuit and trainers.

He was with three other boys of similar ages, heights and wearing similar clothing. Two were white and one was mixed race.

Anyone who saw the incident, or has information about it, is asked to contact Northamptonshire Police on 101. Information can also be shared anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

Incident: 19000103838

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