CCTV Appeal After Swans Shot In Leeds


Thursday, June 11, 2020

Police are appealing for information after two swans were shot and killed in Leeds.

The swans, a male and a female, were shot on marshland adjacent to Knowsthorpe water treatment works, in Pontefract Lane, between about 9pm and 9.30pm on Monday (8/6).

A man was seen shooting a rifle in the area at the time and officers have released CCTV images to appeal for the public’s help to identify him. He was with another man and a dog.

Sergeant Dave Lund, West Yorkshire Police Force Wildlife Officer, said: “This is an appallingly cruel and unnecessary act and we are carrying out enquiries to find the person responsible and working with our colleagues from the RSPCA.

“We would like to hear from anyone who recognises the men in the images or who has any information that could assist the investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC6564 Summerfield via 101 quoting crime reference 13200287971 or online via www.westyorkshire.police.uk/101livechat

Information can be given anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

https://www.westyorkshire.police.uk/news-appeals/cctv-appeal-after-swans-shot-leeds

6 Replies to “CCTV Appeal After Swans Shot In Leeds”

  1. Those sort of lowlife scum, should have the same done to them.They need prosecuting to the maximum and at least 5 years in prison teach the lowlife a lesson. There is NO place in society for these degenerates . Why ARE these guns sold in the first place.? There is no point in them at all. Look at what sort of disgusting scum owns them. 😡😡😡😡😡👎👹👿

      1. Hi as the swan is a native species, they are now protected as wild birds under the 1981 Wildlife and Countryside Act and under this law it is still illegal to keep or kill them.

  2. I HOPE THEY FIN D THESE EVIL BASTARTDS AND THROW THE BOOK AT THEM. PEOPLE CANNOT GO AROUNDS SHOOTING LIKE THIS. PERSONALLY I WISH WE HAD THE DEATH Penalty IN THIS COUNTRY AND ALL MURDERERS GET THIS WHETHER AINIMAL OR HUMAN THEY MURDER.. THIS SORT OF FILTHY SCUM NEED TEACHING A LESSON THEY THINK THEY ARE SO BIG WITH A GUN IN THEIR HAND TAKE THAT OFF THEM AND THEY ARE SOME OF THE MOST COWARDLY SCUM ON EARTH.

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