Cyclist Shot

A 22 year old cyclist's been shot with an air rifle in Reading.

The 22-year-old man from the Three Mile Cross area, was cycling along Romsey Road when he noticed a silver Ford Fiesta driving along Ringwood Road to his left.

As he reached the junction with Oxford Road, he felt something like a punch in his back and saw the same car turn around and head back up Romsey Road.

He then checked his rucksack and found a pellet which had gone through three layers of the bag.

The incident happened between 2.15pm and 2.20pm on Wednesday

PC Mark Giles, from Reading police station, said: “Fortunately the victim was not injured, but nevertheless this is still a very serious matter.

“This happened at a busy time of the day and there would have been quite a few witnesses in the area. I would urge anyone with any information that could help us progress this investigation to contact me urgently.”

Anyone with any information should contact PC Giles via 0845 8 505 505.

Alternatively, if you do not want to speak to police or leave your name, please contact the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.