Teenager shot in the head with a BB gun while travelling to Ilford on a bus

A London bus. Picture PA.

A London bus. Picture PA. - Credit: PA Archive/Press Association Ima

Detectives are appealing for information after an 18-year-old male was shot in the head with a BB gun on a bus.

Do you know this man? Police want to speak to him in connection with a BB gun assult. Picture Met Po

Do you know this man? Police want to speak to him in connection with a BB gun assult. Picture Met Police. - Credit: Met Police

The teenager was travelling towards Ilford on the No25, on November 11 at 1.43pm, when he felt something hit the back of his head.

He immediately turned around and saw a few people but no one looked “suspicious”.

When the victim touched the back of his head he felt a small metal ball protruding from his skin, which was bleeding slightly.

Police believe the victim was struck by a metal ball fired from a ball bearing pellet gun – commonly know as a BB gun.


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The injured man required hospital treatment but has since been discharged.

The incident is being investigated by detectives from the Met’s Roads and Transport Policing Command.

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No arrests have been made and inquiries are ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Det Con Teresa Moore on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800555111.

Alternatively you can tweet @MetCC with any information.

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