A 73-YEAR-OLD woman was taken to hospital after being shot with an air rifle while walking in Dunbar.

A police investigation has been launched following the incident, which took place near Belhaven on Sunday at about 2.20pm.

The woman was injured while she was walking near to Beveridge Row's junction with Edinburgh Road.

She was taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh for treatment and has since been discharged.

Detective Sergeant Marion Anderson said: “The woman involved was left badly shaken and shocked as a result of this incident and our enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances.

“We would urge anyone who was in the area of Beveridge Row, Edinburgh Road or Belhaven Caravan Park around 2.20pm on Sunday afternoon to get in touch.

“We would also be keen to speak to anyone who may have dashcam footage from the area around that time.
“Anyone who can help is asked to call 101, quoting reference 1944 of 12 February, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”