Calf decapitated in Whickham
Dated: 25 Apr 2012
Police are appealing for witnesses after a calf was found dead at a farm in Whickham.
Officers attended the scene where it appeared the calf had been decapitated.
It is believed to have happened near to Derwent Walk between 8am on Tuesday, April 24 and 8am Wednesday, April 25.
Sgt Jeff Purves of the Inner West Neighbourhood Policing Team said: "This has been a very unpleasant experience for the victim and we ask anyone who knows anything about this incident to contact police.
"We want to reassure the public we are doing all we can to trace those responsible."
Anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity in the area or has any information is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191 or independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.