Girl Injured In Air Gun Attack On Luton Bus

22 February 2013, 13:23 | Updated: 22 February 2013, 13:27

A teenage girl's been hurt by flying glass after bus windows were smashed by BB gun pellets.

Police in Luton are appealing for witnesses to come forward after bus windows were damaged and a passenger injured on Tuesday, February 19.

The incident happened at 2.30pm in Wenlock Street when three windows were smashed by BB gun pellets and a 15 year-old passenger was injured by flying glass.

Officers were called to the scene and completed a search of the area and the victim attended the NHS walk in centre for treatment.

The officer in charge of this investigation, PC Steve Mosley, is keen to trace anyone who can help identify those responsible.

It is believe three or four white teenagers between 15 and 17 years of age and all wearing hooded tops were seen leaning out of a window in Berkley Path and PC Mosley would urge anyone who can help identify these boys to contact the police.

PC Mosley told Heart: "Luckily the young girl does not appear to have been seriously injured at this time but this could have ended up with her losing her sight and other people could also have been seriously injured.

I would urge anyone who can help me identify the teenagers who were seen leaning out of an upstairs window in Berkley Path, which is adjacent to where the incident happened. These people may have information that could help this inquiry so I would urge them or anyone who knows who they are to contact the police, immediately."

Anyone with information relating to this incident can contact PC Mosley, in confidence, at Bedfordshire Police on 101, or text information to 07786 200011.

Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.