Dorset

Rifle used to kill sheep on Dorset farm

A sheep has been shot dead and another injured with a high-powered rifle in Dorset.

The ewes were shot on Knighton Farm, Knighton, near Bear Cross, between Monday night and Tuesday morning.

PC Paul Mellor, of Dorset Police, said he was concerned as the weapon used could cause "significant harm to the public or other animals".

Anyone with information about the shootings is asked to contact Dorset Police.

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