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Vet warns cat owners after rise in pellet gun shootings

A vet in Worksop in Nottinghamshire is warning pet owners that someone is targeting local cats with air gun pellets.

Two have been wounded in the last month. That's on top of 30 air gun attacks on pets so far in the region this year alone.

Meanwhile, the RSPCA says it's around this time of year that it sees an increase in air gun attacks on pets.

Last year, there were more than 100 reported incidents across the East Midlands. Nottinghamshire had the most at 38. followed by 23 in Derbyshire.

Northamptonshire had the fewest reported incidents. Nick Smith reports.

Missing 79-year-old Janet Ward found safe & well

Nottinghamshire Police say missing 79-year-old Janet Ward has now been found.

Concerns were raised after she failed to return to her home in Willoughby on the Wolds this afternoon.

The force has thanked those for their help in trying to find her.


Increasing concern for missing 79-year-old woman

Police are appealing for information to help find a missing 79-year-old woman from Nottinghamshire.

Janet Ward, was reported missing from her home in Willoughby On The Wolds this afternoon.

The 79-year old left her home in the south of the county at around 2pm today and has not returned home.

She is very active and is used to walking long distances, but may be in a disorientated state.

She is described as white, is around 5ft 4ins tall and has fair hair. She was wearing rose-coloured three quarter-length bottoms and a cream padded coat.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to contact Nottinghamshire Police on the 101 telephone number.

Vet warns cat owners after spate of shootings

A veterinary nurse from Worksop in Nottinghamshire is warning pet owners to be on their guard, after two cats were shot with pellet guns in Kilton.

This is one of the cats that needed medical treatment after being badly wounded in an attack earlier this week. The incidents, which happened on two separate occasions, have been reported to Nottinghamshire Police.

Here vet Suzhy Winfield explains what owners need to look out for.


Notts county sign central midfielder Scot Bennett

Notts County have signed central midfielder Scot Bennett on a two year deal.

Scot Bennett Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The Exeter City captain and youth team product will join the magpies ahead of the 2015/16 Football League season.

Since making his debut in 2011, Bennett has gone on to make 141 appearances, scoring 18 goals.

This is the right club to be at, they’re a massive club and hopefully we can get the promotion they want and climb again. I’ve always wanted to get to the top and if this club can push on and do what I think they’ve got the potential to do, that will be a massive thing for me.”

– Scot Bennett
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