Police are hunting for three men, who shot a badger with a paint ball gun in Hertfordshire.
Officers say they were seen dragging a badger into woods at Northcott Hill National Trust car park in Berkhamsted. Loud bangs were then heard, before the men returned to their vehicle and drove off.
The badger was found dead shortly afterwards by members of the public.
More top news
Patrols including local volunteers have been set up after the grisly finds in Thamesmead in the last month.
Thieves targeted a property in Richmond on Monday afternoon.
The station, which saw 44m people commuters use it in 2016/2017, will be transformed into a dining room complete with Christmas decorations.