Cornwall

Camborne woman in wheelchair shot by airgun

Tuckingmill Valley Creek
Image caption Police are seeking witnesses to the "serious" assault which took place in Camborne

A woman in a wheelchair has been shot in the face by an airgun at a park in Cornwall.

The 54-year-old victim had taken her dog to Tuckingmill Valley Creek in Camborne when a pellet hit her, puncturing her cheek.

Devon and Cornwall Police said she was treated in hospital for the wound.

Det Con Rebekah Shorten said: "Police are treating this as a serious assault which could have been much worse had it struck the victim in the eye."

Officers are appealing for witnesses to the attack on Monday between 20:00 and 21:00 BST.

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