A teenager who refused to hand over his bike to two older boys was shot in the eye with a pellet gun.
The 13-year-old boy was on his pedal bike, passing over the stream on Quinton Road in Grange Park, close to the allotments, when he was approached by two older boys who demanded he give them his bike.
When he refused one of them produced a pistol-shaped BB gun and shot him in the eye, at which point he fell to the floor.
The offenders ran off in an unknown direction, leaving the boy with an eye injury which needed hospital treatment.
They are described as black, in their late teens, about 6ft, one with an athletic build and the other a skinnier build.
They both had close-cropped hair, one styled into a ‘boxed’ afro. They were wearing black tracksuits and shoes with bandanas over the lower half of their faces. One had a deep voice and an English accent.
The incident happened on Friday, September 30 between 7.30pm and 8.30pm.
Anyone with information can contact Northamptonshire police on 101. Alternatively, they can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.