BB gun victim (65) is serious but stable in hospital

Shot from a BB gun has landed a 65-year-old man in hospital with head injuries – he’s in a serious but stable condition say doctors.

Now police are appealing for witnesses. The 65-year-old man was cycling along Bexhill Road around 6.20pm on Friday (July 10th) when he was hit by a ball bearing near to the junction with Harley Shute Road.

He suffered a head injury and was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton, where he remains in a serious but stable condition.

Then yesterday (July 11th), a 37-year-old man contacted police to report he had been hit with a pellet from a BB gun, fired by a man in a passing vehicle. This happened around 12.30pm on Mount Pleasant Road in Hastings, and did not result in serious injury.

These incidents follow less than a week after police arrested a 45-year-old when they responded to a report of a man with handgun in his pocket walking along the seafront near Hastings Pier. Police seized A BB-gun together with a gas ammunition canister for the weapon.

Investigating officers are keen to hear from anyone who witnessed either of the most recent incidents, particularly anyone who may have any relevant dash cam footage from Bexhill Road at the time of the offence.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police online or by calling 101 quoting Operation Falmouth.

A 26-year-old man from St Leonards has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent and remains in police custody at this time.

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