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‘Despicable behaviour’– Lorry shot at with ball bearings on A14

PUBLISHED: 23:15 01 October 2018 | UPDATED: 23:16 01 October 2018

The incident happened on the A14 around Fen Ditton Picture: GOOGLE

The incident happened on the A14 around Fen Ditton Picture: GOOGLE


A lorry driver was injured after being shot at on the A14 with a ball bearing gun.

The driver was heading westbound in the area of Fen Ditton, Cambridge at about 3.45pm yesterday, when the ball bearing smashed his windscreen.

He suffered head injuries by managed to stop without any other vehicles being affected.

Police were called and searches of the area took place, involving the police helicopter, however, no arrests have been made.

Detectives are keen to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time and may have dash cam footage. They particularly want to trace anyone who was on a nearby footbridge.

Insp Shane Fasey said: “This was despicable behaviour which could have led to a very serious or potentially fatal road collision.

“Thankfully, other than the lorry driver himself, who was not seriously injured, no one else was injured.

“It appears to be an isolated incident at this time but we would urge motorists to be cautious around this area of road and report any suspicious activity to police.”

Anyone with information should call police on 101 quoting incident 271 of Sunday, September 30, or visit People can also contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111 or via

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