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Barn Owl killed in York

Barn owl killed in York. Credit: PA

Police in York are appealing for information after a Barn Owl was killed in the city.

Someone broke into a cage where the owl was kept at a house on Langholme Drive on the evening of Wednesday, 22nd October.

They also released two other birds of prey from their cages.

This is a shocking act of cruelty against a defenceless bird.

If you have any information about the person responsible for this act of cruelty, I urge you to come forward and contact the police straight away.

– PC Chris Storey, York Safer Neighbourhood Team

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Two arrested over horse shooting

Two men have been arrested after a horse was found to have been shot in Raskelf, North Yorkshire.

Two arrested over horse shooting

Police said, "Two men aged 36 and 53 were arrested on suspicion of criminal damage shortly before 12.30am on Thursday 16 October 2014. They both remain in police custody."

They say the animal was shot and later left at an address in the village north of York.

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