A WOMAN was left ‘shaken’ and ‘scared’ after she was reportedly shot at with an Orbeez gun.

Sadie Eatherley, 26 from Batley, was driving through Market Street, Heckmondwike with her windows down, due to the extreme heat when she noticed a group of teens looking at her.

She reportedly saw three males carrying outdoor guns with them and before she knew it, her car was under attack.

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She said: “I had just dropped my daughter off at my mum’s house and I was driving through Heckmondwike and came into a bit of traffic.

“I saw three males with these big guns in their hands, with attached canisters.

“They shot through my windows with what I thought was like a bb gun pellet and it wasn’t until I saw they had exploded on my seat belt that I realised it was Orbeez.

“They shot me in the face and had I not been wearing my sunglasses; they could have really hurt my eye.

“I’m just grateful my daughter wasn’t in the car at the time.”

Sadie described the feeling of the Orbeez, a type of water pellet, hitting her face as that of an elastic band twanging under her eye.

She reported a group of males, fired at her car, but not damage was caused to the outside of her vehicle.

She added: “It was really scary, after that I just put my windows up and drove home and reported it to the police.

“People said why didn’t you get out but I was really shaken and you don’t know what kids these days carry around with them.”

After posting her injury and version of events on social media, other people who had been victim to the same thing came forward.

“One person told me an old woman had been hit by one and people are just driving around in their cars shooting at people.

“Something needs to be done.

“They are just as dangerous as other toy guns and shouldn’t be allowed.

“Someone’s going to seriously get hurt.”

A statement on the Batley and Spen Neighborhood Policing Team page said: "We are aware that there have been a number of reports involving Orbeez guns across Batley and Spen.

"Firing an Orbeez gun at someone is an assault and will be investigated by police.

"Furthermore if using a vehicle at the time we will also be issuing a warning under section 59 of the police reform act and should that vehicle be involved again it will be seized."