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Duck wounded with an arrow in Devon town

George, with the arrow through his body Credit: Alan Gosling

Police in Buckfastleigh are looking for a man after one of the town's resident ducks was injured by an arrow.

George, a male adult muscovy duck, was found on the banks of the river Dart with a two-feet long arrow sticking out of his body.

Police have launched an investigation and are appealing for witnesses.

The description we have is of a white male, in his early twenties, of slim build with collar length light brown hair and wearing a black hoody and jeans. We would like to speak to the man or to anyone who has any information about this.

– Devon & Cornwall police
Local councillor Pam Barrett, holding arrows that have been found near the river Dart. Credit: Cllr Pam Barrett

Animal cruelty cases on the rise

The number of reported animal cruelty cases in the South West has risen by 400.

The RSPCA report says dogs are the main victims including a Jack Russell from Newquay found with most of its fur missing. New homes were found for more than 55,000 animals in 2013.

Animal cruelty cases have risen by 400 in the south west in 2013. Credit: ITV News West Country

Animal cruelty cases on the rise

The number of reported animal cruelty cases in the South West has risen by 400.

The RSPCA report says dogs are the main victims including a Jack Russell from Newquay found with most of its fur missing. New homes were found for more than 55,000 animals in 2013.

Animal cruelty cases have risen by 400 in the south west in 2013. Credit: ITV News West Country

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Bristol woman due to be sentenced over dog death

Katy Gammon at an earlier hearing Credit: ITV News West Country

A trainee solicitor from Bristol will be sentenced today for leaving her dog to starve to death.

Katy Gammon shut her dog Roxy in her kitchen without food or water, and then moved out of the house. Roxy's body was found ten weeks later by RSPCA inspectors.

Roxy in happier days Credit: Adam Taylor
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