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Squirrel, duck and owl shot with air rifle at Ringwood Park – Can you help?

Posted on 25th October 2018

Our officers are urging members of the public to help with their investigation after a number of incidents of wildlife being shot with an air rifle in the Hollingwood and Inkersall area.

A squirrel, a duck, and an owl are among the animals that have been found dead in the past few weeks at Ringwood Park.

PC Rebecca Damms said: "We have received reports of wildlife being shot and killed with an air rifle in the Ringwood Park area, along with concerns about anti-social behaviour and nuisance motorcycles in the area.

"These incidents have been distressing to those who have found the animals, who have suffered unnecessarily, and I would encourage anyone who has any information, or notices anything suspicious in the area to report it to us.”

Patrols are being carried out in the area by the local Safer Neighbourhood policing team and inquiries are ongoing.

If you have any information which could help our officers please get in touch using one of the following non-emergency contact methods.

Please quote the reference number 18*490959 and the name of the officer in the case, PC Rebecca Damms, in any correspondence.

You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Please note in the event of an emergency you should always call 999.

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