A WILDLIFE charity is appealing for information after a buzzard was found shot in Shepton Mallet.

Secret World Wildlife Rescue has been caring for the bird at its East Huntspill Wildlife Centre since they found it in Old Wells Road on New Year's Day (January 1).

The centre is now appealing for anyone with information about the incident to come forward.

A spokesman for Secret World Wildlife Rescue, said: "It's a happy new year for most, but not this buzzard. He's been shot.

"We have him under our care and will be monitoring him closely, so here's hoping his 2019 gets better from here on.

"The buzzard was found at Old Wells Road near the crematorium in Shepton Mallet. If anyone has any information about the incident please call 101 and quote reference number 810.1.1.2019."