A farmer has spoken of his horror at discovering how one of his cows had been shot by a crossbow. Alan Bishop found the injured animal on his field at Church Farm in Finchampstead - near Wokingham.
The pedigree cow had been shot in the neck. It survived - and is recovering - but police are investigating the incident. Here's Divya Kohli's report.
Two men from south Essex are due in court next month.
They have been charged with animal cruelty. One put a cigarette out on a pig, the other hit the animal with a baton.
The men from Southend and Benfleet worked in the slaughterhouse at Little Warley Farm, near Thurrock.