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Police investigating 'unusual' death after mutilated cow found with face and tongue removed


Police detectives have appealed for information after a cow was found with part of its face and tongue removed.

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The animal, which is thought to have been murdered, was found by a Somerset farmer who was carrying out a livestock check.


It is thought the animal died overnight on June 10.


An Avon and Somerset police spokesman said: "We are appealing to the public for information following an incident near Charmy Down.


"During a livestock check, a farmer found one of the cattle deceased.


"Parts of the animal’s face and the tongue had been removed with a significant degree of precision. We believe this happened overnight 10/11 June.


"This is an unusual and distressing incident and we are keen to hear from anyone who may have information.


"You can contact us via the 101 number or text information to the Rural Crime Team on 07492 888109. Please quote ref number 5217132514."

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