Police are on the hunt for the occupants of a red Ford Escort van after a lamb was shot dead in East Ayrshire.
A ewe also sustained serious injuries after being shot at Beoch Farm in Loch Doon, Dalmellington, at around 4.20pm on Sunday.
Officers are appealing for information and will be patrolling the area as they carry out further enquiries.
Inspector Christine Boyd said: “We believe those involved drove off in a red Ford Escort van and we are appealing to anyone who may have seen this van to contact police.
“Our officers will be patrolling the area and carrying out further enquiries into the incident.”
If you have any information, call 101.
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