A cat in Alnwick has returned home with puncture wounds believed to have been caused by an airgun pellet.
Police have said the incident took place between 6pm on Wednesday November 11th and 8am on Thursday November 12th. The cat is a grey tom, and lives in Chapel Lands, Alnwick.
Enquiries into the incident are ongoing and anyone with information to help is asked to contact police on 101, quoting reference 0723 13/11/15, or independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
After a frosty, bright start, temperatures will slowly recover through the morning.
Becoming breezier with cloud soon spilling down from the north and some rain from early afternoon which will last through to the end of the day.
Maximum Temperature 7°C.
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Sunny spells and scattered wintry showers, these more frequent near the coast.
Strong to gale force northerly winds slowly moderating but still feeling bitterly cold.
Maximum Temperature 3°C.