A CAT died and another was left injured after being shot with what is believed to be a pellet gun.

North Yorkshire Police are appealing for witnesses and information after the two family pets were shot on West End in Kirbymoorside at around 5pm on Sunday, November 3.

Sadly, one of the cats died as a result of the incident.

A second feline, belonging to the same family, was also injured and taken to a vets for treatment and survived.

A North Yorkshire Police spokesman said: "We are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident.

"In particular, we are appealing to anyone with any information about those responsible to get in touch."

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 or email James.Pearce@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk If you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Please quote the North Yorkshire Police reference number 12190203166.