A Royal Mail postwoman was shot in the face while delivering mail to homes in West Yorkshire.
The 52-year-old was hit with a bullet after being shot at by a teenager armed with a powerful sniper-style airgun and was rushed to hospital with serious injuries.
Deliveries in the street it happened have been suspended following the incident.
A Royal Mail spokesman said the firm was ‘”shocked and saddened” to learn that one of their colleagues was hurt while carrying out her work.
“We are thankful that our colleague was not more seriously injured and wish her a speedy recovery.
“We are now assisting the police with their enquiries. Royal Mail has a zero tolerance to any form of abuse against our staff.
“As a result of this incident, all deliveries to Spring Bank Rise Keighley will be suspended with immediate effect.
“Suspending deliveries is a last resort. However our first priority as an employer is to ensure the welfare and safety of our people.
“Customers who are unable to collect mail from their local delivery office will be offered alternative arrangements until we can safely resume deliveries.”
Two males, an 18-year-old man and a juvenile were arrested, police confirmed.
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