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Bus shooting of Manor Park teenager with BB gun prompts fresh appeal

PUBLISHED: 10:03 06 March 2017 | UPDATED: 10:03 06 March 2017

The shooting took place on board a 25 bus

The shooting took place on board a 25 bus

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Detectives investigating the shooting of a teenager with a BB gun on board a bus are continuing to appeal for information to find the culprit.

Do you know this man? Police want to speak to him in conecction with a BB gun assult. Picture Met PoliceDo you know this man? Police want to speak to him in conecction with a BB gun assult. Picture Met Police

Victor Cataraga, then 18, was sat at the front of a 25 bus as it travelled down Romford Road, Manor Park, towards Ilford, when he felt something hit the back of his head.

He turned around and saw a few other people on the top deck, but nobody looked suspicious.

When he touched the back of his head, he felt a small metal ball in his skin, which was bleeding slightly.

Mr Cataraga, who lives in Manor Park, was not seriously injured but required hospital treatment to remove the bullet, which officers believe was fired from a ball bearing, or BB, gun.

Det Con Teresa Moore, who is leading the investigation, said: “This was an awful assault on an unsuspecting victim. We are keen to hear from anyone who may recognise the male in the image or anyone who witnessed the incident.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Det Con Moore on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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