Man shot with air rifle in Telford

By Mat Growcott | Telford | Crime | Published:

A man suffered a leg injury in Telford after being shot with an air rifle.

The man in his 40s was walking along Churchway in Stirchley, between Calverhall and Cornbrook, when he was shot at, with what is believed to have been an air rifle.

The victim, who sustained a small injury to his lower leg, did not see or hear anyone in the area at the time.

Police are investigating and would like anybody with information to come forward.

PC Heather Bateman said: "I would like to reassure the community that this was an isolated incident and thankfully the victim did not sustain any serious injuries.

"Enquiries are ongoing but we are keen to identify the suspect as soon as possible and as such, are appealing for anyone who saw the incident or witnessed anyone acting suspiciously in the area at the time to come forward.

"Any information, no matter how small, could be significant to our investigation."

Call police on 101 quoting incident number 755S of November 13. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or at

Mat Growcott

By Mat Growcott
Reporter - @MGrowcott_Star

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