M20 motorway airgun attacks suspects arrested

Five people have been arrested after three cars travelling on the M20 were hit by airgun pellets, police said.

All the incidents took place on 16 October on the London-bound M20, near the M26 junction, between 18:00 and 19:00 BST.

In one attack, the window of a Peugeot 206 was smashed. The driver's face was cut and the pellet hit his arm.

A 17-year-old girl, three men aged 18, 19 and 20 and a 15 year-old boy were detained.

The girl and the 18-year-old and 19-year-old men were arrested on Tuesday and released on bail until 4 December.

The 15-year-old boy and 20-year-old man were arrested earlier and remain in custody.

All five people are from West Mailling.

Kent Police said the airgun pellets had been fired at moving vehicles when they motorway was at its busiest with commuter traffic.

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