Swindon man shot in face by paintball gun fired from car

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A man has been shot in the face from a paintball gun fired from a car in Swindon.

Police received calls about a group of youths driving around near Alba Close and Bridge End Road shortly after midnight on Sunday.

A police spokeswoman said reports also suggested a ball bearing gun was being fired. A 19-year-old man has been arrested.

The victim was taken to hospital to be checked but has since been released.

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