We are appealing for witnesses after a 13-year-old boy was injured following an incident in Salisbury yesterday.

The boy was walking along Castle Street with his mum and younger sister at around 4.35pm yesterday (19/05/19) when he felt a pain above his right ear.

His injury is consistent with being shot with a pellet gun.

Luckily the boy was not seriously hurt, but is being treated in Salisbury District Hospital today to have the pellet removed.

Detective Inspector Nicki Davey, from Salisbury CID, said: “It was incredibly fortunate that this boy was not more seriously injured, as the pellet could very easily have hit his eye or his neck.

“We are still in the early stages of our investigation, but have been carrying out detailed enquiries including viewing CCTV from the area.

“The boy was walking out of Salisbury, on the left side of Castle Road between the railway bridge and the underpass that leads to the Castle Street roundabout.

“This would have been busy at that time of day, so we want to hear from anyone who was walking or driving in the area and may have witnessed something suspicious. Perhaps you have dash cam footage or private CCTV which could assist?

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