Airgun warning to motorists on M20

Damage to one of the vehicles targeted Credit: Kent Police

Police in Kent are investigating three reports of airgun pellets being fired at moving vehicles travelling on the M20 motorway.

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

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."

Witnesses or anyone with information can contact Chief Inspector Jon Kirby at Kent Police by telephoning 101. Alternatively, if you want to remain anonymous you can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.