Police called out to Nelson ‘airgun attack’

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Police were called out last night to investigate claims a gang of youths have been shooting an air rifle at passing vehicles in Nelson.

A 999 call was made around 8pm after it was believed the gang targeted passing vehicles in Leeds Road, heading towards Colne, making at least one driver swerve out of the way.

Lancashire Constabulary’s press office said that when officers arrived they were unable to find any trace of the gang or shooting.

Mention of yesterday’s shooting on Facebook led to others reporting other recent attacks, including a bus being damaged, young people injured and others being afriad to walk in the area alone.