Shock after pets killed in arson attack

Police are appealing for information after a guinea pig hutch containing two family pet guinea pigs was set alight in an arson attack in St Budeaux, Plymouth.

The attack happened between 12am-1am on Wednesday 17 August 2016 at the Sherwood’s family home on Clearbrook Avenue.

Police are appealing for anyone who may have information about the attack on the family pets, who belonged to 5-year-old Cody Sherwood, to come forward.

PCSO Aimee Cattell said: “These are horrific crimes, which have caused the people the family a great deal of distress. There is absolutely no excuse for animal cruelty, and we are working hard to identify those responsible.

“We are appealing to anyone in the local community who may have any information, or may have seen some suspicious activity in the area, to come forward and let us know as soon as possible.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident or who has any information is asked to contact the police at [email protected] or by calling 101 quoting police crime reference CR/057121/16.

You can also give information anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Source:: Devon and Cornwall Police News

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