Man ‘shot with air weapon’ while gardening in Lancaster

Lancaster general view'Lancaster Town Hall.
Lancaster general view'Lancaster Town Hall.

A gardener was shot by an air weapon in Lancaster.

Several shots were fired and a 45-year-old man struck in the stomach, Lancashire Police said.

Officers said the incident happened on Thursday, August 22.

The victim, who was tending to a garden on Dallas Road at around 2pm, was treated for a minor injury.

Lancashire Police said they were keen to speak to anyone with information about what happened.

PC Adam Jussub said: “If anybody was in the area around the time of the incident and has any information as to who fired these shots then I would urge them to contact police.”

Anybody with any information is urged to contact Lancashire Police on 101.

Alternatively, details can be passed to Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or online at