Police release update after 14-year-old girl shot with BB gun at North Staffordshire beauty spot



Police officers investigating an incident where 14-year-old Faith Tatton was shot with a BB gun have released an update on the case.

Faith’s family say she was ‘lucky to be alive’ after she was struck in the face by a pellet at Tittesworth Reservoir near Leek on June 25.

They say the youngster had to have surgery to her cheek to remove the .22 pellet that was lodged in her face.

And the family have since lodged two complaints over how officers have dealt with the case.

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Speaking at the time, Faith’s mum Kathy said: “She could not sleep for a week as she keeps feeling someone is going to shoot her.

“She thought at the time she was going to die. She is 14 years old and lucky to be alive.

“The public and the hospital have been amazing. The pellet was lodged just under her eye. She has had headaches and blurred vision.”

Police officers have now confirmed a man was arrested in connection with the incident.

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A Staffordshire Police spokesman said: “On Wednesday August 12 a man in his 30s was arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent.

“He was later released under investigation pending further inquiries.”

Since the shooting Faith’s family have also launched a petition to get firearms banned from Tittesworth Reservoir.





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