Cat and horse shot with air weapons

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A cat and a horse have been shot with air weapons in a village, sparking a police investigation.

Officers were called after a cat was injured in Vicarage Road, Potten End.

It was reported that the animal had been shot with an air weapon, believed to be an air rifle, sometime between May 5 and May 19 and sustained an injury to its leg.

Between 7pm on Tuesday, June 9 and 6.30am on Wednesday, June 10, a horse was reportedly shot at with ball bearings while in a field off Hempstead Lane, also in Potten End.

It is believed the horse was shot at with a BB gun.

Both animals are now recovering.

At this stage, police are keeping an open mind as to whether the two incidents are linked.

Anyone with information about the incidents is urged to contact police via the non-emergency number 101.