Police are appealing for information after a swan was shot with a crossbow and pelted with an air gun.
The distressed bird was found ion June 18th with two crossbow bolts in its neck on the canal between Fiddlers Ferry and Widnes.
Police patrols have been increased in the area as part of the investigation.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Cheshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 632 of 18 June 2014.
Information can also be left anonymously, via Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.