Swan "shot dead" in Doncaster

Police are appealing for witnesses after reports were received of a swan being shot dead in Doncaster.

The incident is reported to have happened whilst a pair of swans were nesting on a pond behind Carcroft Enterprise Park.

The swan is believed to have been shot with an air rifle.

The offenders are described as a white teenage boy, who spoke with a local accent, and two white boys aged around ten. It is believed the teenager fired the weapon and told an eye-witness he would shoot him next.

Anyone with information about the incident, which happened between 5pm and 6pm on Friday April 19, are urged to contact South Yorkshire Police on 101.

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