1. ITV Report

Two swans die after 12 were shot near Windsor Castle

Two swans have died after twelve were shot near to Windsor Castle.

The protected birds were hit with an air weapon and slingshot during two incidents last week in Barry Avenue in Windsor, Berkshire. Four of the swans were found by police officers on January 24th, and a further eight were injured on Friday.

Two of the swans have since died and several are in a critical condition.

We've been doing this over 20 years and we've been dealing with everything you could imagine... but this is the worst in over 20 years that I've had to deal with in one hit with so many that have been deliberately shot. We've had one or two or maybe three but not all at the same time, but to get 12 within four or five days it's just so upsetting.

– Wendy Hermon, operations director at charity Swan Support