Barn owl and pheasant 'shot dead' in Chesterfield
Police are investigating after a barn owl and a pheasant were allegedly shot dead in Chesterfield.
Officers said they received a report yesterday afternoon about the death of the birds on a bridle path off Parkgate Lane.
A Derbyshire Constabulary spokesman said: "The corpse of the barn owl had been found on Saturday.
"The informant said he believed the barn owl and also a pheasant had been shot and killed.
"Police are investigating and anyone with information should call officers on 101, quoting 410 of April 22."