'Drive by' assault with BB gun in Barnstaple

A drive by style assault at Roundswell yesterday (Sunday) left a Barnstaple teenager with head and knee injuries. Fortunately the weapon was a BB or ball bearing gun and the 15-year-old injuries were described as minor. The incident happened as the bo

A "drive by" style assault at Roundswell yesterday (Sunday) left a Barnstaple teenager with head and knee injuries.

Fortunately the weapon was a "BB" or ball bearing gun and the 15-year-old injuries were described as minor.

The incident happened as the boy was walking near the Cedars Roundabout in Bickington Road at 3.45pmb and a number of shots were fired by the occupants of a passing car.

Police were called and a short time later arrested four men from the Barnstaple area, aged 18, 19, 20 and 21. They have been released on police bail until August 28.


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