The owner of an animal sanctuary has spoken of his horror after a beloved llama was shot dead. Larry the llama has been a popular feature at Hilltop Farm Animal Sanctuary in Morpeth, Northumberland, since he was rescued from a zoo in 2016.
He was a much loved animal at the farm, which is also home to alpacas, horses and sheep, and a favourite among schoolchildren who visit from all over the country.
Robin Hills, 41, who owns the farm, was devastated when Larry was found dead in a field with a bullet wound to his neck.
People have taken to social media to express their outrage at the attack.
Northumbria Police have confirmed they are investigating the shooting, which is understood to have happened on Wednesday or Thursday last week.
His body was found last week week.