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Air rifle attacks on cars in Belfast leave passenger in shock and covered in glass

Police are investigating after a number of cars were shot with metal pellets from an air rifle in north Belfast on Saturday night.

One car's passenger window was shattered leaving the occupant covered in glass and suffering shock.

It happened on the Antrim Road in the north of the city at around midnight on Saturday close to Grays Lane.

Police said they were working to make sure it does not happen again.

Detective Sergeant Michael Hawthorne stated: “Those behind this crime may not initially realise the serious nature of their actions and the deadly consequences that could result should a car lose control and crash. A person hit by one of these pellets could be seriously injured if not worse.

“I would appeal for help from those who may have been in the area at that time or may have any information to identify those responsible to contact Detectives at Musgrave Police Station by calling 101 and quoting reference 73 2/4/17. Information can also be passed anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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