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A seagull has been filmed stealing a packet of crisps from a sandwich shop in South Shields.
The cheeky little fellow trotted into a Greggs store and made off with a bag of salt and vinegar crisps. It even managed to negotiate the automatic doors.
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Fire crews have rescued a deer that became trapped in a metal gate in Gateshead.
The young buck got its head stuck in a gate at Greenside in Ryton and had been trapped for some time. The animal was suffering from abrasion injuries around its neck and was clearly distressed.
Green Watch from Swalwell Community Fire was called out to the site. A flash hood was placed over the deer's face to calm it down, before the bars of the gate were spread and the animal was released.
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Police have branded the killers of protected red kites in North Yorkshire "disgraceful" after the latest in a series of fatalities.
On Monday, a member of the public found the body of an adult red kite that had been shot dead at Timble Ings, between Harrogate and Skipton.
In the last two months, six red kites have been shot or poisoned in North Yorkshire.
Red kites are majestic birds, and it is wonderful to see them soaring in the skies above North Yorkshire. It has taken many years to re-introduce them after they were persecuted to extinction in the UK.
“The extent of persecution of these birds is nothing short of disgraceful, and people will quite rightly be shocked by these cruel and totally unacceptable criminal acts.”
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The RSPCA are appealing for information after a dog was stabbed in Hebburn.
A black and white female Shih Tzu was found with serious wounds late in the evening on Sunday (12th June) in the Prince Consort Road area.
She is currently being treated by local vets.
Anyone who knows anything about this is being urged to contact the RSPCA.
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