Five West Malling people arrested after reports of airgun pellets fired at vehicles on M20

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By kentsussex | Friday, November 02, 2012, 15:07

Detectives investigating three reports of pellets being fired at moving vehicles on the M20 have arrested five people.

Last month Kent Police issued a warning to motorists following a series of incidents on a London bound section of the M20 at the junction with the M26. 

Three reports were made to Kent Police on Tuesday 16 October relating to incidents occurring between 6pm and 7pm when the motorway was at its busiest with commuter traffic. 

Police believed that airgun pellets had been fired at moving vehicles, with at least one motorist sustaining injuries.

On 30 October a 17 year old woman, an 18 year-old man and a 19 year-old man, all from West Malling, were arrested on suspicion of criminal damage with intent to endanger life. They were later released on bail until 4 December, pending further investigation.

This morning a 15 year-old boy and a 20 year-old man, both from West Malling, were arrested and are currently in custody.

Chief Inspector Jon Kirby from Kent Police said: 'We are very grateful for the information we have received so far, which has allowed us to arrest five people. 

"Our investigation is ongoing and I would continue to ask anyone with information to contact us.'

Witnesses or anyone with information about who may be involved is asked to contact Chief Inspector Jon Kirby at Kent Police on 101. Alternatively, if you have any information but would prefer to remain anonymous, call Kent Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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