TWO teenagers have been arrested after ten separate reports of airgun pellets being fired towards people or vehicles in two days.

The incidents occurred in Silchester Road, Tadley, on Monday and Tuesday this week with seven people reporting being struck by what they believe to be airgun pellets.

Six of the victims were not seriously injured but a 16-year-old-boy had to go to hospital to have a pellet removed from the back of his head.

Another man reported a projectile moving past his head, which he believed to be an airgun pellet and a woman reported that the rucksack she was carrying was hit.

The driver of a Mini also reported his vehicle being struck by what he believed to be an airgun pellet.

A 15-year-old boy and a 14-year-old boy, both from Tadley, have been arrested in relation to the incidents and remain in custody.

Neighbourhood team Sergeant Martin Cullis said: “Our local teams are working closely with investigators to understand what led to this incident, to deal with those responsible and to prevent any reoccurrences.

“We also have a number of officers carrying out extra patrols to provide reassurance in the local community.

“If you have any concerns, or if you have any information, please speak to one of the officers, or your local neighbourhood policing team.

The victims are:

  • A 13-year-old boy from Pamber Heath who was hit on the back at 5.50pm on Monday.
  • A 52-year- old woman from Tadley who was hit on the leg at around 5.45pm on Monday.
  • A 51-year-old man from Tadley was hit on the back at around 5.45pm on Monday.
  • A 54-year-old woman from Pamber Heath was hit on her right leg at around 6pm on Monday.
  • A man with no age given from Basingstoke was walking in Silchester Road between 3.40pm and 4pm on Tuesday, when he heard something go past his ear. He believed something had been fired towards him.
  • A 45-year-old woman from Tadley, who was hit on the back between 3pm and 4pm on Tuesday.
  • A 57-year-old woman from Pamber Heath who was carrying a rucksack, believed the rucksack was struck by a pellet between 3pm and 3.30pm on Tuesday.
  • A 16-year-old boy from Reading was hit on the back of the head between 3.15pm and 3.45pm on Tuesday. The boy was taken to hospital for the pellet to be removed.
  • A 58-year-old woman from Ashford Hill was hit on the neck and arms at 3.30pm on Tuesday.
  • On Monday evening, a black Mini being driven by a 20-year-old man from Tadley was hit by an object, suspected to be an air pellet.

Sgt Cullis added: “We would like to hear from anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious in the last few days to get in contact with us on 101 and quote 44190059717.

“Alternatively call Crimestoppers and leave information anonymously on 0800 555 111.”