Shot Lincolnshire boy, two, released from hospital

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A two-year-old boy has been released from hospital after being shot in the neck with an air rifle.

Police were called to an address in Winthorpe, Lincolnshire, on 16 August, by the boy's father.

The toddler was taken to Glenfield Hospital in Leicester where he had surgery to remove the pellet.

The boy's father was arrested and released on bail. Police said all indications were that the shooting was an accident.

Doctors discharged the two-year-old from hospital on Saturday.

A spokeswoman from Lincolnshire Police said it would be for the Crown Prosecution Service to decide whether or not the father would face any charges.

After the incident, Det Insp Andy Wardell, of Lincolnshire Police, said: "This is being described to us as a tragic accident where a boy has been shot by his father.

"You cannot begin to guess how bad the family feels and I think it's something any parent would fear, ending up in such a situation."

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