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Cat injured after being shot by pellet gun in Matlock

An appeal has been launched for witnesses after a cat was shot with pellets in Matlock.

The cat’s owner, who lives on Lilybank Close in Matlock, called the police after their pet returned home on Monday evening (18th July) with a damaged leg.

It had been found that the cat had been shot twice in the leg with pellets believed to be from an air weapon earlier that day.

Officers are urging anyone who may have seen suspicious should call PCSO Spencer Nixon on 101, quoting crime reference number 16000200214.

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