Witnesses are being sought after a man was injured by a crossbow while walking in Victoria Street Gillingham on Thursday 8 February 2024. He was approached by a man who is reported to have fired a small, black crossbow towards the victim’s leg.

The offender then left the area and the victim made his way to a nearby address where an ambulance was called. He was taken to a local hospital and has since been discharged.

PC Stuart Drakeley of Swale’s Criminal Investigation Department said: ‘We do believe that the offender will have been walking in the area and it is likely that the crossbow would have been visible as it was too big to conceal in a bag. We also believe that the suspect and victim are known to each other.

‘We want to talk to anyone with information who might have been in the area between 3pm and 7pm. Anyone with CCTV footage or dashcam footage should also contact us.’

Anyone with information should contact Kent Police on 01634 792209, quoting reference 46/22545/24.

You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or complete their online form.

By Ed

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