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Boy, 2, shot with pellet gun

[P]OLICE are appealing for information after a child was shot with a pellet gun in Reddish.

At around 4.20pm on Monday 25 June a woman was getting her two-year-old son out of his pushchair on Broadstone Hall Road South, at the junction with St Mary’s Drive, when she heard two popping sounds.

The child began to scream and the mother noticed blood on his right hand.

She assumed his hand had become trapped in the pram and quickly took him home, before deciding to take him to hospital.

As she arrived at hospital, she noticed a small metal pellet in the bottom of the pushchair.

Police now believe the child was shot with a pellet gun and are appealing for information.

PC Matthew Beaden from GMP’s Stockport Division said: “We are treating this incident extremely seriously and are following several lines of enquiry.

“We believe that someone in the local community knows who fired these shots, or has information that can lead us to the offender.”

Anyone with information should call police on 0161 856 9619 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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