Man and woman hit by air rifle pellets in Lowestoft

WITNESSES are being sought after two people needed hospital treatment as they were struck by air rifle pellets in Lowestoft.

Police investigations were continuing today after two people were struck by air pellets in incidents in Yarmouth Road on Friday afternoon (November 19). The first incident happened around 3.10pm, along the stretch of road at the top of Belle Vue Park, when a 40-year-old woman, who was walking towards the town centre, felt something hit the side of her head.

She then found her head was bleeding and later had to have the cut to her head glued at the James Paget University Hospital in Gorleston.

The second incident happened in a similar location between 4.20pm and 4.40pm. A 19-year-old man was also struck in the head by a pellet. He had to go to the James Paget to have the pellet removed.

'Police carried out house to house enquiries and spoke to the occupants of a flat in connection with the incidents, however officers need to hear from anyone who may have been in the area during the afternoon who may have any information about where the shots came from and who is responsible,' a police spokesman said.

• If you can help please call PC 198 Graham at Lowestoft police station on 01986 835300 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.