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12/12/2017

Swan Found Dead After Being Hit With A Crossbow In Antrim

A swan has been found dead after being hit with a crossbow in Co Antrim.

On Antrim Town Facebook page, an image showed the animal at Loughshore with a crossbow bolt protruding from its head.

A search was carried out, however it was discovered dead on Tuesday, 12 December.

Alliance Councillor Neil Kelly condemned the attack.
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He said: "It is disgusting someone would apparently attack a defenceless animal and in such a way. Anyone who would do so is clearly a dangerous individual.

"The seeming use of such a serious weapon as a crossbow lends this incident an even more sinister edge. This vile brutality towards animals should have no place in a decent society and it's difficult to comprehend the mind of someone who would willingly partake in such behaviour.

"I would encourage anyone who has information on this incident to report it to police immediately so the perpetrator can hopefully be stopped from carrying out any further similar incidents."

(CD/MH)

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