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Father's anger over cross-bow injury

PUBLISHED: 23:10 06 June 2005 | UPDATED: 05:54 02 March 2010

A FATHER spoke of his anger today after his young son was injured by a razor sharp arrow that had been fired into his Ipswich garden.

Gavin Walker's son Jordan stood on the arrow while out playing and suffered a cut to his foot.

A FATHER spoke of his anger today after his young son was injured by a razor sharp arrow that had been fired into his Ipswich garden.

Gavin Walker's son Jordan stood on the arrow while out playing and suffered a cut to his foot.

Initially, Mr Walker thought the three-year-old had trodden on a stone but on Thursday , two days after his son was injured, he came across what he believes to be a cross-bow arrow while gardening.

He said: "I just wondered what it was at first and didn't think anything of it. Then I saw another blade and that was when I started going nuts.

"I called the police straight away. To be honest, I wasn't that shocked, more annoyed. I'm concerned for the safety of my son. That's my number one priority."

Mr Walker said the blade caused a small cut to his son's foot but he did not require hospital treatment.

He said: "It looked quite bad to start off with. But we cleaned it up and it's ok now."

Mr Walker, who alerted police when he found the suspicious item, said he is disappointed an officer did not attend straight away.

He said: "As far as I'm concerned I've had an arrow of some description fired into my garden.

"Yes, fair enough, if there's a serious emergency they have to be dealt with. But I should've been guaranteed a police officer yesterday, not only to speak to me but to take the arrow away."

Lisa Miller, of Suffolk Police, said: "Mr Walker was advised of our grading system for incidents and there were other events that came in at that time that need to be prioritised and Mr Walker was advised accordingly."

She confirmed the incident is currently being looked into.

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