Police hunt paint-ball yobs

POLICE are today hunting paintball-wielding yobs who hit cars and a cyclist in a shooting spree.The shots were fired on Saturday night hitting numerous vehicles near the Rushmere Golf Club.

POLICE are today hunting paintball-wielding yobs who hit cars and a cyclist in a shooting spree.

The shots were fired on Saturday night hitting numerous vehicles near the Rushmere Golf Club.

Rick Norman was driving his 11-year-old son, James, to a quiz evening in Ipswich when the pellets hit his car at about 7.15pm.

Mr Norman, of Deben Valley Drive, Kesgrave, said: “There was a big loud noise. At first I thought I had run something over.


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“When I pulled into a garage in Spring Road I saw there was a large indent in the car, about four inches below the passenger window where my son was sitting.”

Later the 52-year-old BT worker realised there were two dents in his silver Nissan, and when he called the police he learnt that he was not the only person to have been targeted.

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Other cars were shot at and a cyclist was hit as they biked along Woodbridge Road - thankfully they were not seriously.

But Mr Norman said the firing could have had more serious consequences.

He added: “If the shot had been a bit higher it could have hit my son, or maybe smashed the window and I could have lost control of the car.

“You expect this kind of thing London, Liverpool or other places but not here.”

A spokesman for Suffolk police confirmed officers had been notified about a series of damage to cars and the attack on the cyclist on Saturday evening.

He added that it was thought a paintball gun may have been used.

Anyone with information about the crime should call Suffolk police 01473 613500.

Were you a victim of the paintball attack? Contact The Evening Star news desk on 01473 324788 or e-mail starnews@eveningstar.co.uk.

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