Two teenagers have been arrested after a father was punched, kicked and hit by a car after his son had been shot by a BB gun.
A nine-year-old boy was hit by a BB pellet that was fired from a passing car in New Road Hill, Woolhampton, at around 6.10pm on Tuesday.
The boy’s dad, a 41-year-old man, then went looking for the offenders, and confronted them in Pease Hill, Bucklebury.
They then drove their car at him, before punching and kicking him and leaving him unconscious.
He sustained bruising and cuts and was taken to the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading for treatment, and has since been discharged. The nine-year-old boy was not injured.
A 19-year-old from Thatcham and 17-year-old from Newbury have been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm, and released on bail.
Investigating officer PC Teresa Miller, based at Newbury police station, said: “This is a serious crime, which has obviously been very distressing for the victims, and has resulted in one of them needing hospital treatment.
“I am therefore appealing for anyone with information relating to this to get in touch.”
Call 101 with information.