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Fell pony dies after being shot near Shap

Police are investigating after a fell pony was shot with a firearm and injured near Salterwath in Shap.

A Cumbria Police spokesman said: “The incident occurred between the 3 and 4 May.

“Three men in a small white Peugeot van were seen in the area.”

The pony had to be put down by a vet.

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC2174 on 101 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 quoting log 78 or 13 May.