York & North Yorkshire

Dunnington cow shot in 'shocking act of cruelty'

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Image caption The cow was shot on a farm in the Dunnington area on Saturday night

A cow has been shot and killed on a farm near York in what police have called a "a shocking act of cruelty".

The animal was shot in the eye late on Saturday night in a field in Dunnington, causing fatal injuries, North Yorkshire Police said.

PC Dan Kirven, who attended the incident, described in a tweet that it was a "horrendous image" to see.

Appealing for information, he said it was "beyond belief" that someone could treat an animal in such a way.

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