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Police Slam “Shocking Act of Cruelty" As Owl Is Killed In York


11:26am 28th October 2014

Police in York are appealing for information after a Barn Owl was killed in the city.

The incident occurred during the evening of Wednesday 22 October 2014, at a house on Langholme Drive.

Someone broke into a cage at the property, where the owl was kept by its owner, before they killed the bird. They also released two other birds of prey from their cages.

PC Chris Storey, of York Safer Neighbourhood Team, said:

“This is a shocking act of cruelty against a defenceless bird."

“If you have any information about the person responsible for this act of cruelty, I urge you to come forward and contact the police straight away.”

Anyone with information which could help this investigation should contact York police on 101, select option 2 and ask for Chris Storey. Alternatively, information can be emailed to christopher.storey@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

Or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111, quoting reference number 12140182732.

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