Cat and duck 'killed by fireworks' in Salisbury

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A cat and a duck found burned to death in Salisbury are thought to have been attacked with fireworks.

The cat was discovered by a dog walker in Harnham on Saturday and the duck was found in Queen Elizabeth Gardens on Friday.

The incidents were reported to the local Wildlife Rescue centre where volunteers said they were horrified by the attacks.

Volunteer Jill Carey said: "Firework remains were found nearby."

She said: "These creatures have endured very painful deaths. In the past we've had fireworks thrown on swans' backs. It happens every year."

Ms Carey said she wanted to see the sale of fireworks to anyone not running an organised event banned.

"I don't want to be a killjoy, but this wouldn't happen then," she said.

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