18 pedestrians shot across Islington in paintball gun spree

PUBLISHED: 08:03 14 September 2016 | UPDATED: 08:15 14 September 2016

CCTV image of car police want to trace. Picture: Met Police

CCTV image of car police want to trace. Picture: Met Police


Police this morning launched an appeal for information after a motorist fired paintball shots at pedestrians in the backstreets of Islington.

The man, described as white and aged in his 40s, was driving a white Mercedes 350GLE on false number plates. So far, 18 people, both men and women, have called police saying they suffered bruising.

The first incident took place at about 9pm on Friday, August 5 in Camden Road. The suspect continued his spree as he drove through Archway, the backstreets of Holloway, Prebend Street in Islington, Clerkenwell and Canonbury.

The last reported assaults took place at about 11pm, close to St Paul’s Road. It is believed that the suspect may have been in the company of one or more people who were driving a red Ford Focus.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Det Cons Alex Simmons on 020 7421 0262 or via 101.

Were you shot? Call James Morris on 020 7433 0121 or email

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