Police hunt for teenage girl after cat shot by BB gun
Police are searching for a teenage girl after a cat was shot by a BB gun in Yorkshire.
The incident happened on Ridgeway in Eastfield, near Scarborough, on July 11.
Witnesses described seeing a white girl, aged around 14 to 16, walking on the street holding two small BB hand guns.
The girl is described as five foot tall and of slim build, with shoulder length blonde hair which is shaved on the left hand side.
North Yorkshire Police are urging potential witnesses to get in touch to identify the girl.
In a statement, a police spokesperson said: "Police are appealing for witnesses and information about the shooting of a domestic cat with a BB gun.
"It happened on Ridgeway in Eastfield, Scarborough on 11 July 2019.
"On the day of the incident, members of the public reported seeing a female walking on the street carrying two small BB hand guns.
"She was described as white, 14-16 years old, 5ft tall and of slim build. She had shoulder length blonde hair which is shaved on the left hand side.
"We are requesting the public’s help to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident.
"In particular, we are appealing for information that may help to identify the female described."
Anyone with information should call police on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, quoting crime reference number 12190129180.
A stray cat in Leeds was also shot by an air rifle in an unconnected incident this year.Leeds Cat Rescue have saved a record number of abused and abandoned cats in 2019, blaming the rise on a mild winter and 'middle income' families being squeezed for cash.