Shots fired at seafront look-out

INVESTIGATIONS were under way today after vandals believed to be armed with a high-powered air rifle shot at Felixstowe's Coastwatch station.

Richard Cornwell

INVESTIGATIONS were under way today after vandals believed to be armed with a high-powered air rifle shot at Felixstowe's Coastwatch station.

Volunteers who man the look-out on the seafront discovered a bullet hole through the main window of the centre.

Press officer Alan Peck said: “The window is about 50ft to 60ft up so we think it would probably have been someone with a high-powered air rifle of some kind.


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“We still haven't found the bullet.

“Thankfully the station was not manned at the time and none of our equipment has been damaged.”

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Coastwatch use the Martello Tower on the south seafront development site off Langer Road.

It is believed the damage was caused between 5pm on Saturday and 8.45am on Sunday and anyone who saw anything suspicious or heard the shots is asked to call police on 01473 613500.

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