Man arrested over Leeds swan shooting

17th June 2020

A man has been arrested after two swans were shot dead Leeds.

The pair – a male and a female – were shot on marshland next to Knowsthorpe water treatment works in Pontefract Lane, on 8 June. (see –

A 20-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of criminal damage and released under investigation pending further inquiries, police said.

It followed “a significant response” to a public appeal for information, the West Yorkshire force added.

Sgt Dave Lund said the killings were “an appallingly cruel and unnecessary act”.

2 Replies to “Man arrested over Leeds swan shooting”

  1. He needs teaching a lesson . The man is obviously a danger to our wildlife. Let’s hope that he goes before a judge who likes animals. Five years in prison ,NOT just a fine and a slap on the wrists. I wished I could meet him . Vile lowlife scum . My blood is boiling . 😡😡😡👹👹👿👎

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