Hunt for yobs who shot cat with air rifle

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POLICE are hunting yobs who shot a cat with an air rifle in Sunderland.

The attack happened in Lichfield Road, in Carley Hill, between 1.15pm and 1.30pm on Friday, February 20.

The animal was taken to the vets where it was established its back leg had been injured by an air weapon.

Police are carrying out inquiries into the attack and are appealing for any information. Any witnesses can contact Northumbria Police on 101 ext 69191, quoting reference 783 200215 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.