By Marcus Dysch, April 22, 2009
A man has admitted shooting an Orthodox Jew with a pellet from a toy gun.
Kris Cherry told magistrates in Gateshead that he carried out the attack on March 14 because he “didn’t like Jews”.
The victim, who has not been named, was not injured despite being hit on the arm by the pellet. It is thought his overcoat saved him from greater harm.
Unemployed Cherry, 20, was in a car travelling through the centre of the Bensham community and said he had fired the gun “for a laugh”.