A TEENAGE girl was injured when she was hit with a BB-gun pellet.

The girl, 16, was hit on Valley Bridge, Scarborough, at around 4.15pm on Wednesday, August 20.

As she crossed the bridge, the girl felt a sharp pain in her arm and found a BB-gun-type metal pellet on the ground.

Police are appealing to witnesses, including anyone who saw a girl in dark clothing and with dark hair walking across the bridge.

Officers would like to speak to the occupants of a red car which was driven across the bridge at the time of the incident, and anyone else who was in the Valley Bridge area at around 4.15pm on August 20.

If you can help, call police on 101 or email stephanie.poole@north yorkshire.pnn.police.uk.