Mystery gunman hunted after two sheep are shot near A38 in Devon
A mystery gunman with a high-powered rifle has shot two sheep, close to one of Devon's busiest roads.
One sheep was killed and the other slightly injured in the attack in a field at Pridhamsleigh, alongside the A38 Devon Expressway, near Buckfastleigh.
PC Nick Talbot of Devon and Cornwall police said there were fears for the safety of the public if the gunman struck again.
"An apparently motiveless shooting like this is a concern," he warned.
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He asked anyone who might have seen unusual activity in the area between January 26 and January 29, when the shooting took place, to telephone the police non-emergency number on 101 quoting crime number JS/13/117