A cat shot by a catapult on New Year's Day has been left blind following the attack.
Police officer Amanda Hanusch-Moore tweeted that the cat was attacked by a group of 'callous persons' on Bilton Lane past the Gardeners Arms.
The cat was struck and blinded by the individuals using the catapult between 18:00 and 20:00.
North Yorkshire Police said the animal’s owners had been left distraught by the attack. Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting reference number 12160001138.