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Lambs found dead after being shot with arrow

Last modified: 27 June 2018 at 11:35am

Police are investigating a shocking incident in which two lambs were killed with an arrow shot from a bow, in fields near Richmond, North Yorkshire.

Some time between Friday 22 June and Saturday 23 June 2018, the two lambs were shot with an arrow from a recurve- or compound-type bow. They were found dead in fields near to Ravensworth Castle, Ravensworth.

Officers from North Yorkshire Police are investigating the incident.

PC Mark Wood, Richmond Rural Beat Manager and Wildlife Crime Officer at North Yorkshire Police, said: “This is a terrible and cruel crime, and I would urge anyone with any information about it to contact me.”

If you have information which could assist the investigation, please dial 101, select option 2 and ask for PC Mark Wood at Richmond Police Station, or email mark.wood@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their Anonymous Online Form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Please quote North Yorkshire Police reference number 12180112952 when passing information.

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