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A cat has been put down after it was shot with what is believed to have been an air rifle in Wickford.
The 11-year-old cat, which lived with its owner in Seven Acres, was injured last Thursday (April 11th) and had to be put to sleep as a result of its injuries.
The vet who had to put the cat down said the animal was shot at close range.
Police are appealing for anyone who may have seen anything, or who has any other information to contact Pc Steve Miller at Basildon police station on 101.