Two teens arrested after pellet gun shootings

Ravenhill Way, Luton
Ravenhill Way, Luton

Two teenagers have been arrested after a spate of pellet gun shootings, which three left injured.

Several people in Ravenhill Way and Holkham Close, Lewsey, Luton, reported being hit by pellets from an air weapon on Thursday and Friday.

At 11pm on Thursday night a 31-year-old man was walking home along Ravenhill Way and suffered bruising to his elbow after being hit by a pellet.

The following morning at 9.30am a woman was walking along the same road and was struck by a pellet, which caused bruising to her shoulder.

The same morning a resident in Holkham Close also suffered bruising to her shoulder when she was hit by a pellet as she pegged her washing out at 9.50am.

A 17-year-old and 18-year-old have been arrested in connection to the shootings but police are still looking for information to help with enquiries.

The officer in charge of this investigation, detective constable Colin Knight, is urging witnesses to contact him and believes there may be other victims who have yet to speak to the police.

DC Knight said: “Luckily no one was seriously injured during these incidents but this could have resulted in someone losing an eye or a child being injured.

“A number of people who were driving in the area have also reported that they believe their cars were hit by pellets.

“I would urge others who have been injured or had their property damaged during similar incidents in the area to contact the police.

“Although we have arrested two teenagers, aged 17 and 18 years, in relation to these incidents we still need witnesses to come forward to assist this investigation.

“I would reassure anyone with information that they can speak with officers in complete confidence.”

Anyone with information relating to this crime can contact DC Knight, at Luton Police Station, in confidence, on 01582 394069, or Bedfordshire Police on 101.

Alternatively call independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.