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Police investigate after fell pony shot

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Police are investigating after a fell pony was shot and injured by a firearm in Cumbria.

It happened near Salterwath, Shap, in the south of the county between between the 3 and 4 May.

The force say three men in a small white Peugeot van were seen in the area at the time.

The pony was put to sleep.

Anyone with information is asked to contact 101 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 quoting log 78 or 13 May.