Chickens dead after suspected catapult attack in Sellindge
POLICE are investigating the death of 13 chickens in Sellindge in what officers suspect may have been a catapult attack.
Initially the deaths of the animals were put down to disease but this theory has been ruled out after tests by the Department of Environment Food and Rural Affairs.
Two boys, aged 14 and 16, have been questioned be officers about the deaths of the chickens - which had been rehomed to the Sellindge smallholding.
PC Darren Chapman said: "The owners are extremely upset and cannot understand why anyone would want to kill and maim the chickens which are to them family pets.
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"It is not known for certain how the chickens were killed but there is a possibility that they were shot with a catapult or struck with another object."
Investigations into the deaths on April 7 continue. Anyone with information is urged to contact PC Chapman at Kent Police on 101, quoting crime reference ZY/10714.