Police hunting catapult culprits after series of attacks in Verwood

POLICE are hunting people who have been driving around Verwood, firing a catapult at drivers and property.

Officers investigating a series of criminal damage incidents are keen to hear from anyone who witnessed an incident, or who captured relevant dashcam footage.

A Dorset Police spokesperson said at around 3pm on Wednesday, August 30, occupants of a silver Suzuki Vitara were seen to fire catapults at a number of other motorists as it drove through the town, including in the areas of Home Farm Road and Station Road.

It was further reported that the window of a barbers shop in the Ringwood Road area was damaged around the same time, after apparently being shot by a catapult.

PC Chandler Organ, of East Dorset police, said: “The individuals involved in these incidents have put the public at significant risk of harm with their actions.

“We are determined to identify those responsible so we can take robust action against them.

“We are conducting a number of enquiries and I am keen to hear from anyone who witnessed these incidents or captured anything of relevance on dashcam footage.”

Anyone with information should contact Dorset Police via or by calling 101, quoting incident number 55230137364. They can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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