Police shotgun safety warning

North Yorkshire Police are urging shooters to take care after two accidental shootings in the county.

Dave Coutts, Head of Firearms’ Licensing, said: “Thankfully, neither of the people in these incidents was seriously harmed.

“Shooters need to make sure they are aware of what is happening around them and their guns are never pointed in anyone else’s direction. It is also essential that when the gun is not being fired the safety catch is on to prevent accidental discharge.”