Motorway airgun attacks in Kent

Police in Kent are warning motorists to be extra vigilant after reports that airgun pellets are being fired at moving cars on the M20.

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Police in Kent are warning motorists to be extra vigilant after reports that airgun pellets are being fired at moving cars on the M20.

At least one motorist has been injured on a London bound section of the M20 at the junction with the M26.

Damage to one of the vehicles Credit: Kent Police

Three reports were made to Kent Police on Tuesday.

In one attack, a Peugeot 206 was struck on the nearside smashing the front passenger window.

The shattered glass cut the driver’s face and the pellet hit his arm. He was forced to pull over onto the hard shoulder and call for assistance.

This one hit a car door Credit: Kent Police

Airgun pellets fired at moving cars on M20

Police in Kent are warning motorists to be extra vigilant after reports that airgun pellets are being fired at moving cars on the M20.

At least one motorist has been injured on a London bound section of the M20 at the junction with the M26. Three reports were made to Kent Police on Tuesday.

In one attack, a Peugeot 206 was struck on the nearside smashing the front passenger window. The shattered glass cut the driver’s face and the pellet hit his arm. He was forced to pull over onto the hard shoulder and call for assistance.

We are extremely concerned that someone appears to be firing projectiles at fast moving vehicles. The consequences of this are horrific. ‘Whoever is doing this clearly hasn’t thought through the consequences of his or her actions and needs to be caught immediately. We are focussing all of our efforts on doing this. ‘In the meantime, I urge all motorists using the M26 to be aware of what has taken place and to report any suspicious activity to police.

– Chief Inspector Jon Kirby, Kent Police

Witnesses or anyone with information about who may be involved is asked to contact Chief Inspector Jon Kirby at Kent Police on 101. Alternatively, if you have any information but would prefer to remain anonymous, call Kent Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.