POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a woman was shot with an air rifle in an attack in Stonehouse last week.

The incident - which has been described by police as unprovoked - happened on Gloucester Road between 5.50pm and 6.10pm earlier this week on Thursday, September 14. 

The woman, aged in her 70s, was outside a property with her husband when she was shot with an air rifle to the back of her head.

She was taken to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital where an air pellet was removed. She is now recovering at home.

A 22-year-old man from Stonehouse has been arrested on suspicion of attempted grievous bodily harm with intent. 

He has been released on bail pending further enquiries.

Stroud News and Journal: The incident happened along Gloucester Road in Stonehouse The incident happened along Gloucester Road in Stonehouse (Image: Google Maps / Newsquest)

A spokesperson from Gloucestershire Police said: “Officers would like to speak to anybody who witnessed the incident or who has CCTV or dashcam footage which they believe to be relevant, but who has not already spoken to officers.

“Anyone with information is asked to contact Gloucestershire Constabulary through the website, quoting incident 327 of September 15.”

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