Residents 'terrified' after gun fired on Ashfield street - leaving a pigeon bleeding to death

New Street.
New Street.

Residents have been left "terrified" after a gun was fired on a terrace street in Ashfield - hitting a pigeon.

The incident reportedly happened on New Street, Huthwaite,

Safer Huthwaite, a community group which aims to make the area safer reported: "I heard gun shots the next minute a pigeon was rolling down a roof. It was pouring with blood.

"A neighbour came out and he said kindest thing is to break it's neck. The poor little thing.

"What concerned me is that there were young girls on the street looking terrified.

"Thank you to the young gentleman that took the bird and dispatched it and got the girls away to shield them from the horror of it.

"Who the hell thinks it’s ok to do this?"

A Nottinghamshire Police spokeswoman said: "We were called following reports that a pigeon had been shot in New Street, Huthwaite, at around 4pm yesterday (Sunday, March 17).

"Officers attended and conducted enquiries and we are now satisfied that the weapon used was an air weapon and did not pose a risk to the general public.

"Anyone with any information should call 101, quoting incident 536 of 17 March."