13 and 55 year-old arrested after catapult firings in Downton

13 and 55 year-old arrested after catapult firings in Downton

Published by Jack Deery at 2:41pm 13th July 2020.

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On Saturday (11th July), at around 10:15pm, a vehicle was seen pulling up next to two addresses in Roman Meadows.

The people inside the car are thought to have then fired ball-bearings at the windows of the two homes, causing some to break. 

No-one inside the properties were hurt, but they were left shaken. 

On Sunday (12th), a 13 year-old boy and a 55 year-old man from the local area were arrested. 

The boy was arrested on suspicion of criminal damage and malicious communications, while the man on suspicion of aiding and abetting criminal damage and criminal damage

They remain in custody. 

Ball bearings and catapult in downton attack

A police investigation saw them recover a number of catapults and ball bearings, as well as the car used.

Acting Inspector Tracey Holloway said: 

"Our officers attended the addresses quickly and have been working with the victims to help them following what was a traumatic incident. 

This is a good example of our Neighbourhood Policing Teams working with colleagues from our response teams to identify and then arrest the suspects. 

We are aware that this would have caused some concern and distress in the community and wish to reassure people that two individuals have been arrested in relation to this incident and we will be continuing to carry out extra patrols in the area. 

Our enquiries and work around this incident are also continuing."

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