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Donkey foal shot dead in its field

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Police are investigating after donkey foal was shot and killed in Lanarkshire.

The two-week-old animal was shot between the eyes on Wednesday 8 August at around 6.30pm

Owner Alan Green found the foal dead in a field. He has more than 20 horses at his farm in Glenboig.

“I couldn’t believe it when I saw the wee thing lying there,” he told local press.

“It is very disturbing that someone is running around with a weapon capable of inflicting such injury.”

There has been other reported acts of vandalism in the area, with fencing cut and horses escaping.

Strathclyde Police told H&H that enquiries were continuing but that no arrests have been made.