Woman arrested after reports air rifle was fired at children

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A WOMAN was arrested on Sunday night following reports of shots being fired from an air rifle at children.

A 52-year-old Grantham woman was arrested on suspicion of discharging a weapon in a public place following the incident in the Belton Lane area of Grantham at 8pm on Sunday.

The incident took place after a group of youngsters aged between 11 and 17 were seen in the River Witham.

A 17-year-old male reported that he and his friends had been shot at.

Nobody was believed to have been hit or injured in the incident.

A 54-year-old Grantham man was also arrested on suspicion of a public order offence.

The pair have been released on bail pending further enquiries.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident. Anyone with information should contact police on 0300 111 0300, quoting incident number 448 of June 26.