County news: Boy shot in head in Sussex

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 16-year-old boy was shot in the head last night (Monday, March 7).

Tuesday, 8th March 2016, 3:32 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th June 2018, 9:50 pm
Sussex Police. Pic by Steve Robards SUS-150531-082237001

The teenager was walking in Priory Road, Hastings, close to the speed camera, at about 10pm, when he was approached from behind by a man who pointed a firearm - believed to be a BB gun - at his head.

The man then fired the weapon, causing a pellet to embed in the boy’s forehead.

The victim was taken to hospital, where he was treated for a minor skull fracture.

He was discharged this morning (Tuesday, March 8).

The suspect is described as a man being more than 5’6” tall, of medium build, and was wearing a black hooded top at the time of the shooting.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact [email protected] or call 101, quoting serial 1560 of 07/03.

Alternatively, you can call independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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