An eight-year-old child was injured by a ball bearing in Verwood. 

Dorset Police say that at around 7pm on Monday, June 20 the boy was in Potterne Park with his family when he was hit with a ball bearing on his lower back.

The victim sustained minor injuries.

Police Constable Kelly Cole, of East Dorset police, said: “Thankfully the victim did not sustain serious injuries, however, there could have been serious consequences and this type of dangerous behaviour will simply not be tolerated.

“An investigation is underway and I am appealing to anyone who was in the park at the time and witnessed what happened to please get in touch.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at, via email or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55220098717.

Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at or by calling Freephone 0800 555 111.


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