Appeal launched after discovering a shotgun was fired into a bus

Police are appealing for witnesses after discovering a shotgun was fired into a bus in Palfrey, Walsall last month.

A man was travelling down Weston Street on the number 4 Diamond bus and talking on his phone when it seemingly exploded by his ear and shattered the bus window.

He was taken to hospital after the incident at 7.45pm on 22 November but was unable to account for what happened.

Surgery revealed metal fragments lodged in his head and ear, tests later confirmed the fragments were shotgun pellets.

Police are now investigating the matter and appealing for anyone who was on the bus at the time, saw anything suspicious on Weston Road or has any other information which may assist the enquiry to come forward.

PC Martin Williams said: “Although it was not immediately clear what had happened, this is an extremely serious incident, and we are committed to finding the person responsible.

“We are still piecing together the circumstances and would urge anyone with information to get in touch with my team. If you saw anything – regardless of how insignificant you think it may be – and have not yet spoken to us, I would ask you to give me a call.”

Information can be passed directly to PC Williams by calling 101 or emailing [email protected]

Alternatively call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Please quote 20WS/232919V/16

Source:: West Midlands Police News

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