Cyclist hit in 'drive-by' shooting

Pellet went through three layers of rider's backpack

by Tom Henry   February 19, 2010  

road.cc news

Police in Reading are looking for thugs who fired at a cyclist with an air rifle.

The 22-year-old man from Three Mile Cross was hit by an air rifle pellet on Wednesday as he was cycling along Romsey Road in Tilehurst near its junction with Oxford Road.

The victim said the shot felt like a punch in his back and that the pellet penetrated three layers of his backpack.

A silver Ford Fiesta which was driving along Ringwood Road to his left turned around straight after the shot was fired and made off along Romsey Road, heading away from Oxford Road.

PC Mark Giles, from Reading police station, said: "Fortunately the victim was not injured, but nevertheless this is still a very serious matter. This happened at a busy time of the day and there would have been quite a few witnesses in the area."

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Oh great, can't wait for tomorrows ride now!

Reading just gets better...

Complicating matters since 1965

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posted by DaSy [649 posts]
19th February 2010 - 16:39

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Wonder if the dimwit ex Top Gear presnter made a note of this incident? Thought not.

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posted by OldRidgeback [2308 posts]
19th February 2010 - 23:11

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