METAL black rubbish bins in a park are being used as target practise by someone with a pellet gun.

Thames Valley Police say bins in Kilkenny Lane Country Park in Carterton have been damaged by the pellets.

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In an alert made yesterday, police said the pellets could cause 'serious injury to people or dogs being walked adjacent to the play area.'

They also said it is criminal damage and are urging dog walkers and users of the play area to call 101 if they come across anyone using a pellet gun.