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Police appeal after M20 airgun pellet attacks

PUBLISHED: 16:54 18 October 2012

Airgun pellets have been fired at moving vehicles on a busy motorway, injuring at least one motorist.

Three reports were made to police on Tuesday (16) on a London-bound section of the M20 at the junction with the M26 between 6pm and 7pm.

In one attack, a driver’s face was cut by shattered glass when a pellet hit the front passenger window.

He had to full over onto the hard shoulder and call for assistance.

On the same evening, an Audi A4 was struck causing a large dent, while another car’s rear passenger window was smashed.

Police are warning motorists to be extra vigilant and urging witnesses to come forward.

Chief Insp Jon Kirby said: “‘Whoever is doing this clearly hasn’t thought through the consequences of his or her actions and needs to be caught immediately.”

Witnesses or anyone with information about who may be involved is asked to contact Chief Inspector Jon Kirby at Kent Police on 101.

There is a footpath running parallel to this section of the motorway, which is separated by a three-foot rail fence and a dense area of stinging nettles.

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