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[16 JAN 01] CRIMES, FIRES & ACCIDENTS
Boys Shot As They Played In Park 

Boys as young as seven were shot at by teenagers armed with a gun, and police are appealing for help in tracing the culprits.

The shots were fired at the youngsters in the park between Troutbeck Avenue and Penrith Close in Leamington at 12.30pm on Saturday.

The boys, aged between seven and 11, were hit in the leg by plastic caps fired from a silver ball-bearing gun with a black handle.

They were thought to have been saved when a middle-aged women came out of a nearby house and shouted at the attackers.

Police are trying to find those responsible for the attack. The boy with the gun is about 13, medium build, 5ft 2ins.

He was wearing glasses, a grey baseball cap and a grey long-sleeved fleece and grey khaki bottoms.

The lad with him was about 12, skinny build with short blond curly hair. He had a beige fleece top, blue jeans and black roller blades.

Any witnesses should call police on 01926 415000.
 

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CWN / Crimes, Fires & Accidents / 16 Jan 01
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