Posted: Mon 3rd May 2021

Updated: Tue 4th May

Swan killed and two others seriously injured in ‘appalling incident of cruelty’ in Rhyl

North Wales news and information

Police are appealing for information after a swan was killed and two others were seriously injured in Rhyl last night.

Officers were made aware of the incident shortly before 8am this morning after CCTV footage showed two young boys at the lagoon at Rhyl Golf Club at around 8pm last night.

The injured swans are being cared for at a local vets.

Inspector Chris Jolley said: “This is an appalling incident of cruelty. We are working directly with the RSPCA and urge anyone who may be able to assist with our ongoing investigation to come forward.

“We are aware of footage that is currently circulating social media and would urge anybody who may have information, or who may be able to identify the two males, to contact us immediately via the live chat on the force website or via 101, quoting reference number Z061031.”

Main image: “Swan” by Paul G Johnson is licensed under CC BY 2.0

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