Horse dies after being shot in the head in Gloucestershire

A horse has died after being shot in the head in a "brutal and unprecedented" attack at a farm in Gloucestershire.

The four-year-old female horse was attacked on grazing land at North Barn Farm in Cowley near Cheltenham overnight on Thursday.

Gloucestershire Police said the animal "suffered incredibly" as a result of its injuries and was put to sleep.

It is appealing for anyone who has any information to contact the force.