South East Wales

Teenage boy shot with air rifle in Merthyr Vale woods

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A teenager was shot by an air rifle and injured while playing in woods in Merthyr Vale, Merthyr Tydfil, police said.

The 16-year old was shot by an unknown man who was also in the woods, at about 21:30 BST on 28 May.

He was taken to hospital and given stitches to his head, but is making a full recovery.

South Wales Police said he "could have been seriously injured or even killed."