Cats shot in the parish

Over the last few weeks two cats have been shot; one at Brockholds Farm and one at Levens Green.

It appears that the weapon used was a .2250 rifle or similar which is a powerful weapon with a considerable range.

It is probable that this was a result of a deliberate act or a consequence of ‘lamping’, i.e. shooting at night by the light of lamps when the identification of any target is difficult.
Both of these acts are of course illegal and extremely dangerous to humans and animals.
The police are aware.

Since licensed gun owners are assumed to be responsible, it is possible that an unlicensed user is at large, which is even more concerning.

Should you see any suspicious activity do not approach anybody but dial 999 and report your observations.