WEST Mercia Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after two cats had to be put down after they were shot at with an air weapon in Gobowen.

The first incident happened on Monday, January 2, in the Hammonds Place and Ferndale Crescent area of the village.

The second attack took place between Friday, February 3, and Sunday, February 5, near Hammonds Place and Hammonds Court.

Both cats were severely injured and had to be put to sleep. 

Inspector Claire Greenaway, North Shropshire Safer Neighbourhood Team said: "This is a callous and cowardly thing to do to a defenceless animal and while this is incredibly distressing and upsetting for the cat owners thankfully no-one was injured.


"I would ask anyone with any information to please get in touch with us.

"Firing an airgun can be extremely dangerous so we need to catch these offenders before they do anymore damage."  

Anyone who has any information about these incidents is asked to make contact with PCSO David Hughes 07870 219190 or send an email to the local Safer Neighbourhood Team oswestryrn.snt@westmercia.pnn.police.uk

Alternatively information can be shared anonymously with the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or by visiting www.crimestoppers-org.uk

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