A CAT had to be put to sleep after being shot with an air weapon in Alderholt.

Police say the incident happened sometime between 11am and 11.20am on Thursday, August 15, on Oak Road.

A spokesperson for Dorset Police said: "This matter is being investigated and if anyone has any information that can help please let us know."

Call police on 101, quoting crime reference 55190128127. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.