Warning after air gun attack

AN Ipswich woman has today warned suspected airgun vandals that they could seriously hurt someone after two of her windows were shot at in the space of just a few days.

AN Ipswich woman has today warned suspected airgun vandals that they could seriously hurt someone after two of her windows were shot at in the space of just a few days.

The woman, who does not wish to be named, told The Evening Star that windows in the bedroom and bathroom of her Robin Drive home need replacing after being pierced by pellets.

She has spoken of her concern that the culprits, who are also believed to have fired at a greenhouse in the street, could accidentally injure a member of the public if they continue their vandalism spree.

She said: “They could try and shoot something and hit somebody unintentionally instead.

“That sort of thing could happen by accident.

“You should be able to feel safe in your own home.”

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The first airgun pellet is thought to have been fired at the woman's house at around 6.30pm on Tuesday , damaging a bedroom window.

The bathroom window received similar damage between 4pm on Thursday and 4pm the following day.

Airguns are legal to own but it is illegal to carry them in a public place.

There have been a number of high profile cases in the UK where people have been injured after being shot with airgun pellets.

Last March a two-year-old boy died after being hit in the head with a pellet in Edinburgh.

Police are appealing for information in relation to the damaged windows.

Anyone with information should call Pc Simon Burman at Ipswich police on 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

n.Have you or your home been the victim of an airgun attack? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk.

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