Firearms police called to Knaresborough street

Police were called to Knaresborough’s Chain Lane area last night after reports of a weapon being used on a car window.

By Janet Harrison
Thursday, 9th June 2022, 11:27 am

North Yorkshire Police said a significant police response followed a call to report damage to the vehicle at 7.25pm.

“Due to the serious nature of the report, specialist firearms officers and the police helicopter were deployed immediately,” said a force spokesman.

“After reviewing dashcam footage, it is a believed a slingshot or catapult-type weapon was used to damage the car window. No one was injured.”

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Enquiries are ongoing to identify any suspects.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to call us on 101, quoting reference 12220098605.