Middlesbrough street cleaner shot in 'callous attack'

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Image caption The man was shot while driving a road sweeping vehicle on Bournemouth Avenue

A street cleaner suffered a serious facial injury when he was shot with an air rifle in Middlesbrough.

The 55-year-old was driving a road sweeping vehicle on Bournemouth Avenue, in the Priestfields area, when an air pellet smashed through its window.

Cleveland Police described it as a "sickening, callous, attack" on a man who was going about his normal duties.

Anyone who witnessed the incident at about 13:00 GMT on Monday is asked to contact the force.

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