Pellets Fired At Cars And A House

Police in Sherborne are investigating after objects were fired at a house and two cars near Sherborne.

The first incident, in which someone drove past the victim’s house along the A352 between Sherborne and Longburton and
fired a metal pellet at a window, happened at around 6.30pm on Friday, 11 February 2011.

Later in the evening at 8.17pm, along the same road between Longburton and Sherborne, an unknown item was fired at the rear off side window of a travelling car – causing the window to break.

During the third incident in the same night at 8.30pm the off side window of a moving Landrover Discovery was smashed by unknown means on the A352 in Glanvilles Wooton.

Police Constable Matt Such, of Sherborne police, said:

“Fortunately, no-one was hurt as a result of these incidents.

“We are treating this very seriously as the consequences could have been much worse.

“I would like to hear from any other motorists who have had their vehicle damaged on or around the 11 February 2011 in similar incidents.

“I am also appealing for anyone who witnessed the incidents, and anyone with any information about those responsible to get in touch as soon as possible.”

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 01305 or 01202 22 22 22 quoting incident numbers 11:436, 11:485 and 11:498. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.