August 30, 2023 11.00 am This story is over 5 months old

Drive-by BB gun shooting at RAF Scampton protestors

Protesters say police were too slow to respond

By Local Democracy Reporter

Protesters outside the gates of RAF Scampton were left “shaken up” when a car fired ‘BB gun pellets’ at them as it passed by.

Several protestors from the far-right Yorkshire Rose group had gathered outside the former airbase on Monday to voice their opposition towards the government’s proposal to house up to 2,000 asylum seekers on the site.

The group criticised police for what they say was a slow response to the shooting.

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