TAKEAWAYS have been targeted in catapult attacks.

Police are investigating after the fish and chip shop in Horam High Street was hit twice by ball bearings fired from a catapult on Saturday. The attacks happened at 3.52pm then 9.35pm

They are believed to be linked to others in the Wealden area in which food establishments have been attacked in similar circumstances. These included damage to the window of a butcher’s shop in Horam.

The first of Saturday’s attacks may have involved a dark-coloured saloon car, possibly an Audi, which sped into Horam on the B2203 Maynards Green Road before joining the A267 and heading south towards Hailsham.

Inspector Jon Gross said: “We responded with high-visibility patrols in the area and enquiries are continuing in an effort to identify those responsible. Fortunately no one was hurt but it is a matter of urgency that we trace those responsible and try to prevent further incidents of this kind.”

Anyone with information, is asked to contact Sussex Police on 101.