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Police appeal for witnesses after two horses shot in face by airgun in Suffolk

Police are appealing for witnesses after two horses were shot in the face by an airgun at Stradishall in Suffolk on October 5. Horse owners in the area have been told to remain vigilant after both animals had to be sedated by a vet in order to remove the pellets.

Police would like to speak to two men seen laughing and carrying a green canvas gun bag in the village around the time of the incident.

The man carrying the bag was described as around 19, with mousey cropped hair, five foot, six inches tall, of a skinny build and wearing jeans and a green jumper with a zip at the neck.

The second man is said to be in his early 20s around five foot, eight inches, with scruffy mousey brown hair and a short beard. He was wearing a white patterned t-shirt and blue jeans.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has knowledge of it should call police on 101.


Herd of cows saved from slaughter by sanctuary

A herd of 70 cows has been saved from the slaughter house by an animal sanctuary in Norfolk.

The cows belonged to a farmer in Ireland who was retiring. They were due to be sent to the abattoir.

But the Hillside Animal Sanctuary raised money to have the herd moved to Great Yarmouth.

Click below to hear from Steph Leary from the Hillside Animal Sanctuary about how the herd is getting on.


The £650,000 dredging operation to keep the canal flowing

A massive clean-up is taking place along the Grand Union Canal in Bedfordshire. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A massive clean-up is taking place along the Grand Union Canal in the Anglia region.

The Canal and River Trust is spending £650,000 on dredging silt and debris with the idea is of making navigation easier for canal users.

Seven miles of the Grand Union Canal is going to be dredged in an operation that takes place only once in 30 years.

The sediment which is dragged from the bed is rich in nutrients and will be used on nearby farmland

  • Watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Dani Crawshaw who spent the day in Bedfordshire seeing the work being done there
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