Posted: Mon 23rd Feb 2015

Man was shot with an air gun in Flint – 3 local males arrested

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Monday, Feb 23rd, 2015

UPDATE: ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

North Flintshire Local Policing Team have arrested 3 males in relation to the incident that occurred outside Flint Leisure Centre on Sunday. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The three males aged 18, 17 and 15 have been arrested , interviewed and have currently been released on bail. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

North Wales Police Inspector Ceri Hawe said: ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“I would like to reassure the community that this was an isolated incident and we have given it our utmost attention.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

If you believe you have any information that would assist in the investigation please contact NWP on 101 quoting reference RC15025567 ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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ORIGINAL STORY: ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

North Wales Police are appealing for information after a 26 year old man was shot at with air weapon. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Ian Stevenson a care worker from Flint, was standing outside Flint Leisure Centre with his girlfriend and son when he was hit in the neck by a pellet fired from an air weapon ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Mr Stevenson told the Flintshire Leader: ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“I was shot with an air rifle and it hit me in the neck, any lower and it could have been a lot worse.
Somebody could have been killed. I was with my little lad in the pram, they could have hit him. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

He added: ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

I was shocked, I just thought ‘what the hell was that?’,
If they’d hit me any higher they could have hit the soft tissue or blinded me.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

North Wales Police say they received a call from a member of the public stating that he had been shot with an air weapon. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Police officers, including some with firearms according to reports on social media, attended the scene and an area search was carried out, police are now following a number of lines of enquiries. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Inspector Ceri Hawe said : ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“ This was a nasty and potentially very dangerous incident . We won’t tolerate this kind behaviour and a full investigation is underway.”
I am appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to call police on 101 quoting reference RC15025567.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​


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