Thurrock jogger victim of "drive by shooting"

A THURROCK jogger has reported that he was the victim of a drive-by shooting.

Randall George Courtney had just completed the 5K parkrun on Orsett Heath on Saturday morning (Feb 13th). Mr Courtney was jogging home on Heath Road when the incident occurred.

He said: "I was jogging home towards Badgers Mount when I felt something. The car was coming towards me so I didn’t see an awful lot.

"It was only next day when the bruise came up that I saw the extent of the pellet’s impact.

A spokesperson for Essex Police said: "Police were contacted on Sunday, February 14, with reports of an incident involving a man in his 50s from Grays who was running along Heath Road in Chadwell St Mary at 9.30am the previous day when he heard a noise and felt something hit him in the stomach.

"He believed something has been fired at him from a passing car. The victim did not see the vehicle.

"Anyone with information should call 101".

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