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'They were like bandits hidden in the woods' - cabbie tells of shooting terror in Kings Road, Bolton, Bradford

'They were like bandits hidden in the woods' - cabbie tells of shooting terror in Kings Road, Bolton, Bradford
'They were like bandits hidden in the woods' - cabbie tells of shooting terror in Kings Road, Bolton, Bradford

'They were like bandits hidden in the woods' - cabbie tells of shooting terror in Kings Road, Bolton, Bradford

A CABBIE has spoken of the heart-stopping moment he was shot at by hidden”bandits”.
Shamas Farooq said shots which shattered a side window and cracked the windscreen could have cost his and other road users’ lives.
He claims pellets from an air pistol hit his Mercedes-Benz Vito as he was driving down Kings Road in the Bolton area of the city at about 8pm last Saturday, near the junction with Brisbane Avenue.
He had just dropped off two passengers and the road was quieter than normal, otherwise it could have ended in tragedy, said Mr Farooq, who works for Dial A Ride.


He said be believed what were shots came from a small wooded area near the road where two people were hiding.
“They were like bandits, hiding then shooting. I think they were just youngsters but what they did could have been lethal.”
The father-of-two and his boss Billa Afzal, 27, have put out a Facebook appeal and are urging anyone to go to the police if they know their identity.
Mr Afzal said: “I’m worried about our drivers and our passengers’ safety.



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