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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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Easter warning to dog owners

Dogs should not be given chocolate Credit: ITV
A warning not to give Easter treats to your dog. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

An animal charity is reminding pet owners not to give their dogs chocolate over Easter, or at any other time, because it can kill them.

The PDSA surveyed thousands of pet owners. In the North East, more than a fifth owned up to feeding their dogs the treat.

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