Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Newborn lambs killed in 'heartless' farm shooting in Basingstoke

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Image caption Police described the attack as 'cruel and heartless'

Three newborn lambs have been killed in a shooting at a Hampshire farm.

Police were called to a farm in Kingsclere Road, Kingsclere, Basingstoke, after the lambs were shot between midnight and 15:00 BST on Friday.

Countrywatch PC Stephen Rogerson said it appeared the one-day-old lambs were shot with an air weapon.

He described the attack as "cruel and heartless". Patrols are currently being conducted in the area.

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