Air gun warning to parents following cat deaths

PUBLISHED: 14:09 22 July 2008 | UPDATED: 22:07 15 June 2010

POLICE in Honiton are urging the public to be aware of the seriousness of using air weapons in a public place following three cat shootings in the St Paul's Road area.

POLICE in Honiton are urging the public to be aware of the seriousness of using air weapons in a public place following three cat shootings in the St Paul's Road area.Two cats died and another sustained serious injuries."As well as the obvious distress and expense to the victims, there is a clear public safety issue here," said Neighbourhood Beat Manager PC Jo Arundale."Parents should be vigilant as to the storage and use of such weapons and only allow their children to use these weapons when supervised and in a suitable location, where there is no risk of damage or injury."PC Arundale added: "There is comprehensive legislation covering use of such weapons. Honiton Neighbourhood Team will be looking to prosecute anyone who is found to be in breach. Many offences in this genre carry a term of imprisonment."Anybody with information about the use of weapons in the St Paul's Road area is asked to contact PC Arundale at Honiton Police Station.

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