Police are trying to trace the owner of an air rifle after birds were killed and a window was smashed in Lichfield.
A number of incidents have been reported after birds were found dead on roads in Boley Park.
A homeowner has also reported a broken window, with police believing an air rifle is responsible.
PCSO Costas Karpi said:
“The birds were examined and the results were that they were most likely killed by air rifle.
“One property in this area also sustained a shattered window, again we suspect this was due to an air rifle pellet.
“It is illegal to have an airgun, loaded or not, whether in a secure case or not, in any public place without lawful authority to do so – the consequences could be very serious as to do so would risk committing an offence.
“The killing of these birds would also breach the general licence covering the lethal control of wild birds and could be an offence under the Wildlife and Countryside Act.”PCSO Costas Karpi, Staffordshire Police
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.