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Horse shot in the face with a crossbow

Bambi the horse had the arrow lodged four inches deep into her sinus. Credit: rossparry.co.uk

A horse in Barnsley is recovering after being shot in the face with a crossbow. The injured animal was spotted by a member of the public on Monday evening. An x-ray the next day showed the arrow had lodged four inches into her sinus.

The owners said they were "horrified" by the attack. RSPCA inspector Joanne Taylor said it was clear the animal was "terrified" by the ordeal:

"This was horrific and deliberate act of animal cruelty on a defenceless animal. The arrow had caused Bambi so much distress, every time she moved she banged it causing her more pain and it really unnerved her, you could tell she was terrified by what had happened."