RSPCA urges anglers to take care

Anglers asked to take care with discarded tackle Credit: Dan Joling/AP/Press Association Images

Cygnets and swans have been injured by discarded fishing litter across the country prompting the RSPCA to issue a safety warning.

The animal charity is asking anglers to take care with fishing litter such as hooks and nets after ta swan was found in Norwich with a hook in its eye.

It is working with The Angling Trust, the Environment Agency and the National Swan Convention (NSC) to prevent further injuries.