22/04/2009

Police Appeal For Information On Shot Swan

There has been an appeal for help after the shooting of a Mute Swan near Castlewellan, Co Down.

The Police Service of Northern Ireland is appealing for information about the incident, which is reported to have left the swan's partner alone on the lake.
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The swan - similar to that pictured here - was found dead at the pond on the Drumlee Road, after it was reported to police on 1st April. The incident, that breaks the Wild Life Order of Northern Ireland, was condemned by the police Inspector for the Newcastle area, Eamonn Andrews.

"This is not only a crime against our local wildlife but against everyone, as our natural heritage belongs to us all.

"Anyone involved in this type of behavior risks being report to the Public Prosecution Service," he said.

Any information about the shooting can be provided to the police by contacting 0845 600 8000, or can be passed anonymously to the Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111.

(AC/BMcC)

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