Limehouse residents left petrified over air gun pot shots
Terrified residents were targeted by a teenager who used an air rifle to take pot shots from a window on Tuesday night.
A 17-year-old youth - who cannot be named for legal reasons – was arrested after police were called to the scene in Clemence Street, Limehouse last Tuesday.
Local resident Stephen Tabone said the air gun pellets missed his head by a matter of inches when he was shot at after getting out of his car outside his home.
“I feared for my life”, he said. “If they had hit my head I may have been dead. He just missed me because he was a bad shot.
The 41-year-old added: “Who knows what goes through the minds of such people?”
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Mr Tabone called emergency services after getting into his house safely. Around 10 police cars reportedly attended the scene, before the youth dropped the weapon from a window and was arrested. He was later cautioned by police, who recovered the weapon.
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