A POPULAR folk singer claims she was 'shot in the face' with a BB gun whilst walking through a town in Somerset.

Northern Irish singer Cara Dillon took to X - formerly Twitter - to share news she was hit multiple times with BB gun pellets in Frome on Wednesday, June 5.

"Walking through Frome tonight I was shot in the face by a BB gun multiple times by someone from a passing vehicle, " she said.

"I’m ok but really, really shocked.

She added: "Avon and Somerset Police have been great. Be aware."

Dillon also shared a photo showing four BB gun bullets held in her hand.

The artist, who has tens-of-thousands of monthly listeners on Spotify, had performed a show near Ilminster just days prior to the attack.

She sold out The David Hall in South Petherton on Saturday, June 1.

Avon and Somerset Police have been contacted for more information on the incident.