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Appeal launched after cow dies

Police have launched an appeal after receiving a report that two calves had been shot with a suspected crossbow in Princethorpe at the weekend.

The animals were discovered off Burnthurst Lane yesterday morning (Sunday 23 June).

A one-month-old calf was put to sleep at the scene.  A four-month-old calf was also shot in its hindquarters but is expected to survive.

The incident is believed to have occurred sometime between 7pm on Saturday (22 June) and 10am yesterday.

Carol Cotterill, Rural Crime Officer, Warwickshire Police, said: "This was a despicable attack. We are particularly interested in hearing from anyone who was in the area over the weekend and saw anything suspicious.

"We take these types of incidents extremely seriously and we are urging the public to be vigilant. We will be carrying out a thorough investigation and plan to have patrols in place around where the incident occurred."

Anyone with information should contact Warwickshire Police on 101 quoting incident 128 of 23 June 2019. Alternatively information can be provided anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.



Posted by Sam Cook, Communications Officer

Published 24/06/19