A WOMAN has described the moment the car she was driving was shot at with what she believed was an air rifle as she drove on a main road out of Hereford.

Police have been patrolling the area trying to find out what happened, as a number of drivers claimed they were also targeted.

Julia Hawkes-Moore was driving back home to Bromyard on the A465 near Moreton Jefferies at the time of the incident, and said it was “quite alarming”.

“I wasn’t the only person that it had been done to,” she added.

“Quite a lot has been happening there over the last couple of weeks and police had been there.

“When it happened was the one half hour they weren’t there.

“Somebody has been shooting at cars and hopefully they’ve been scared off.”

A West Mercia Police spokesperson said officers had been working to try and find out the incident, which happened just before 5pm on January 3.

They said: “Officers have attended and conducted a search and patrols of the area, making a number of enquiries to determine if any such activity had taken place.

“The local safer neighbourhood team is aware of the reports and will continue to patrol the area.

“However, following their inquiries officers did not see any suspicious activity in the area.

“Officers would like to remind the public that it is an offence for anyone to have an air weapon (loaded or unloaded) in a public place without lawful authority or reasonable excuse, and any such incidents will be dealt with appropriately.”

Mrs Hawkes-Moore said anyone who believes they’ve been shot at should contact the police.