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Police appeal after man shot in eye by air weapon in Meir

Staffordshire Police are appealing for information after a man sustained life-changing injuries after he was shot in the eye by an air weapon in Stoke-on-Trent.

We were called to an address near Brookwood Drive at about 10.15pm on Wednesday 5th October, following reports of violence.

Police attended along with colleagues from West Midlands Ambulance Service.

Upon arrival, the victim, a man in his 50s, reported he had opened a window at the front of his address to check on a disturbance outside. He saw three to four men, all dressed in black, congregated on the street before he was hit by a projectile.

The victim sustained a significant injury to his eye.

He was taken to hospital by ambulance for treatment of life-changing injuries.

The following day (Thursday 6 October) we arrested three boys, aged 17, 15 and 14, from Stoke-on-Trent, on suspicion of wounding with intent.

They have since been released on conditional police bail while they continue to carry out inquiries.

Anyone who saw what happened or who may have any relevant information or CCTV/dashcam footage is asked to get in touch with Staffordshire Police.

They are particularly interested in any footage of Brookwood Drive, Laski Crescent and the surrounding streets.

Contact Staffordshire Police on 101, Facebook or Twitter, quoting incident 710 of 5 October.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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