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Police increase patrols after number of cats shot in Melton

Melton's local police unit have confirmed they are stepping up visible patrols following what is believed to be a number of cat shootings in Melton.


Residents have been sharing their sad experiences on social media after a number of cats have been hurt in separate incidents.



Police have confirmed they will be carrying out extra patrols. Photo: NEMM file photo.


Officers from Melton Police updated residents via social media on Tuesday.


In a post they said: "We are carrying out increased proactive patrols following a number of reports of cats being shot in and around Melton. On Tuesday 19 April, a report was received that a cat had been shot, with what is believed to be, an air rifle in the area of Willoughby Close on either 16 or 17 April and was seriously injured. We understand there may have been two other incidents around the same time in Nottingham Road and Cedar Drive."


Residents have been urged to report anything suspicious to the police.


The post continued: "Such incidents are taken extremely seriously and we’re are asking our communities to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activities or further incidents to us. You can do this by visiting leics.police.uk"

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