Police concern over increase in catapult attacks on Leeds homes

Marbles that were fired through window of a house in Pudsey
Marbles that were fired through window of a house in Pudsey
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Police say they are concerned about an increase in reports of “mindless” vandals firing missiles through windows in Leeds.

Officers were called after marbles were shot into a house in Pudsey last week.

It comes several months after a spate of similar incidents in the same area.

A spokesman for the Leeds Outwer West Neighbourhood Policing Team said: “It seemed to go away but we are now getting increased reports again. The working theory is they are using high-velocity catapults to fire these at windows.

“This seems to be some sort of entertainment to them but we need to put a stop to this mindless activity. They could be as dangerous as a bullet.”

Most of the reports have been between 10pm and 11pm.

Police say they will talk to schools about the issue and have appealed for information.

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