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Hunt to find man who killed pigeon with catapult

Police have launched a hunt to find a man who they believe may have killed a pigeon with a catapult in Devon.
Officers are appealing to the public for information on this man’s identity (Picture: Dorset Police)

Police have launched a hunt to find a man who they believe may have killed a pigeon with a catapult in Devon.

A man was first seen firing a catapult at trees in Woolslope Road, in West Moors, at around 7.15pm on Thursday.

The witness went outside and found a pigeon with a ‘significant’ head injury.

Sadly, the bird died a short while later.

Dorset Police have now released an image of a man they want to speak to in connection with the incident.

They urged anyone who recognises him or has information to come forward.

Police Constable Steve Knight, of East Dorset police, said: ‘Injuring or killing a wild bird is an offence against the Wildlife and Countryside Act and we are carrying out a number of enquiries into this incident.

‘As part of our investigation we have obtained an image of the suspect and I would urge anyone with information as to his identity to please contact us.’

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