Eight arrests after air rifle fired in Chesterfield

Eight people have been arrested after an air rifle was fired from a flat in Derbyshire injuring two people and damaging a neighbouring property.

Derbyshire Police were called to Didcot Close in Chesterfield on Sunday morning after reports of an air rifle being fired from a flat.

A 20-year-old man was hit in the back by a pellet and a police community support officer was hit in the leg while responding to a complaint.

They both suffered minor injuries.

Damage was caused to a window of a house on Kingsclere Walk.

Three men aged between 18 and 21, four 17-year old youths and an 18-year-old woman were arrested.

Seven of those arrested have been released on police bail but one 17-year-old youth remains in police custody.

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