We have had reports of a cat having been injured by someone using an air weapon in the Dunheved Road area of Launceston, between the hours of 8am and 11.30 am on Sunday 20th September.
Illustrative photo, not the actual cat involved.
If you are aware of the location of an air weapon being used in that area last Sunday, please contact Launceston Police by either calling 101 or using the 101 email at firstname.lastname@example.org or using the contact options on the Devon and Cornwall Police website, quoting reference number CR/080019/20.
Air weapons must only be used on land with the landowners’ consent, and should never be used in public places, or shot outside of the permitted place.
It is an offence for anyone under 18 to have with them an air weapon or ammunition for an air weapon unless they are under the supervision of a person aged 21 or over.
Air weapons must only be used by persons over the age of 14 years, or by children aged 14 years or under who are accompanied by an adult over the age of 21.
Air weapons must never be used to shoot other people’s property such as dogs or cats or other domestic pets, and must never be used to inflict unnecessary suffering on any animals.
If you have an air weapon, you are in a position of trust. Do not to misuse it.
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