Masked gunman on rampage near Prince William and Harry’s Eton College pointing weapon at cars as cops launch manhunt

POLICE are hunting a masked gunman who has been terrorising strangers near Prince Harry and William’s school.

The suspect was seen wearing a hoodie and creepy Covid face mask as he stalked the streets near Eton College in Windsor.


A masked gunman has been terrorising locals near Eton

Police said he pointed a gun at drivers before fleeing – leaving locals terrified.

The first victim, a man in his 70s, was driving on Wednesday between 9.30am and 10am when the masked man approached his car.

He pointed the firearm at the driver, who heard a bang before driving off.

Thankfully the man and his car had not been hit by the weapon.

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During a second incident, a man in his 60s was driving when the suspect “gestured towards him” with the gun.

He drove away as the man left in the direction of the River Thames, taking the footpath alongside the allotments on Eton Wick Road.

Officers are working to establish if the gun is an air weapon or another type of firearm.

They said the suspect is described as stockily built, between 5ft 9ins and 5ft 11ins tall, and may be in his thirties.

He wore black trousers, a dark-coloured hooded top and black trainers with a Covid-style facemask covering his face.

He may have also been wearing sunglasses, Thames Valley Police said.

Investigating officer Detective Sergeant William Tippetts said “We understand that this incident will have caused concern for the local community and there was a large police presence locally whilst we carried out enquiries to identify the offender.

“Please be reassured that we are carrying out a thorough investigation into this incident.

“We are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed this incident, or who may have information about what happened to please come forward.

“We’d also appeal to anyone who may have dash-cam footage of the local area, particularly any motorists or cyclists travelling along the Eton Wick Road between 9.30am and 10am, or anyone with personal CCTV or doorbell footage to please check in case it may have captured something that could assist our investigation.”

Eton was founded by King Henry V1 in 1440 and is the largest boarding school in England.

The college charges up to £46,296 a year – around £15,432 for each of the three terms.

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It has a string of famous alumni including Prince Harry, Prince William, Boris Johnson and David Cameron.

Anyone with information can call police on 101 quoting reference 43230127001.

Prince William attended the £46,296 a year school


Prince William attended the £46,296 a year schoolCredit: Getty – Contributor
His brother Prince Harry also attended Eton


His brother Prince Harry also attended EtonCredit: PA:Press Association

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