Cow shot and killed in York in ‘shocking act of cruelty’

Photograph: Richard McDougall
16 May 2016 @ 9.23 am
| Crime
Police are appealing for witnesses
Police are appealing for witnesses

A cow has been shot and killed in York in what police describe as a “shocking act of cruelty”.

Police are appealing for witnesses and information after the animal was killed in a field at Dunnington.

The cow was shot through the eye, causing it fatal injuries.

It happened at 11pm on Saturday (May 14). Officers from York police and North Yorkshire Police’s Rural Taskforce are investigating the incident.

PC Dan Kirven, of York police, said:

I would like the public and members of the local farming community to come to me or the Rural Taskforce with any information they may have that could assist us with our enquiries.

north-yorkshire-police-logo-25How to help the police

Call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for PC Dan Kirven of York police, or PC Hannah McPeake, of the Rural Taskforce
Or Crimestoppers 0800 555 111
Quote reference number 12160084756