Tees

Saltburn farmer's lamb killed by shot in the head

A newborn lamb has died after being shot in the head with an air pellet.

The week-old lamb was found dead by its owner at a farm in Saltburn in Teesside.

Cleveland Police said the lamb was shot at Shepherds House Farm in New Brotton sometime between 20:30 BST on Sunday and 10:00 BST on Monday.

Recently two sheep were mauled to death and four others injured in Hartlepool, prompting the installation of warning notices in the area.

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