Teenager arrested after pellet gun fired from a car
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A teenager has been arrested after a pellet gun was fired from a car in Burton-upon-Trent.
At around 9.45pm on Thursday (22 June), a man reported that a number of gel pellets had hit him as he walked along Stanton Road, causing minor injuries to his head and arm.
Following enquiries, an 18-year-old man from Stretton was arrested on suspicion of assaulting a person occasioning them actual bodily harm.
He remains in custody at this time (Saturday 24 June).
We would like to emphasise the risk involved in using these type of gel guns in public and the potential consequences.
They can be easily mistaken for real firearms and are still capable of causing injury to people if they are used recklessly.
We believe that young people are aware of this type of incident from trending social media videos and are now trying to replicate them. We must stress that we don’t tolerate people deliberately causing panic and alarm within our communities, and those who are using them in an anti-social or dangerous manner are likely to face arrest.
To report an incident, call 101 or message us using Live Chat on our website.