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By Euan Maxwell
Dumfries and West
Bird put down after crossbow attack

A SEAGULL had to be put down after it was shot with a hunting bolt in Stranraer.

Police officers confirmed that the bird was injured at the town’s Murrayfield Gardens on Monday.

There had been reports that the bird had been shot with a hunting bolt either from a “crossbow or similar weapon”.

After the incident, the seagull had to be put down due to its injuries.

Police are urging anyone with information relating to the incident to get in touch.

The spokesman added: “Please phone 101 quoting 1512 of 28.05.24, or speak to a local officer.”

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