Police are appealing for help after three foxes were shot with a crossbow in Blackheath over the past few days.
At least one arrow used has “Tenpoint” printed upon it.
The incidents occurred on Parkgate, SE3 9XF. Anyone with information can contact police by either calling 101 or tweeting @MetCC and quoting CAD 4617/06Nov
Police have now released a story on their website. It states the fox died, and that “another fox had previously been found dead in the same area and a third is reported to have been seen at the same location with a bolt/arrow in its body.
Conchi Gago, from the Met’s Wildlife Crime Unit, said:“It’s absolutely shocking that two animals have died in such awful circumstances.
“It is obvious that whoever did this did so deliberately and it is disturbing to think that someone would intend to injure and kill a wild animal.”
It is against the law under section 11 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act to kill or take any wild animals using a bow or crossbow.
The Fox Project is offering a £2,000 reward for information that leads to the conviction of whoever is responsible.”