The shot Red Kite was found near Salperton, a village located about eight miles east of Cheltenham on March 12 2021.

Gloucestershire Police’s rural crime team found the bird and have released X-ray photos.

The rural crime team said on Twitter: “Red Kite shot 12/03, Salperton Village. Believed to be shot close to village. Witnesses via 101, inc 333 14/03”. 

If you witnessed the shooting or have information that could help the police’s investigation, information can be submitted by completing the following online form and referencing incident 333 of March 14.

Alternatively, you can call 101 or speak to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Source: Gloucestershire Live