02/08/2019

Teenage Girl Shot With Pellet Gun

A teenage girl has been shot with a pellet gun in what police are investigating as a hate crime.

The young girl is understood to have been wearing her traditional Pakistani clothing when she was targeted on Orkney Drive, Ballymena on Wednesday 31 July.

The teenager was at a play park in the area at around 3pm when she was shot and left with a facial injury. Police said her home was also damaged in the attack.
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Detectives are investigating the incident as a hate crime and have appealed for anyone who witnessed it to contact them on 101 quoting reference number 1414 of 31/07/19.



(JG/CM)

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