Pair of swans shot with crossbow

Swan crossbow
The male swan was found after being hit by an arrow Credit: RSPCA

Swans have been attacked on the River Stour in Dorset. One male and one female were shot by a crossbow - the female was found dead in the water, while the male was rescued by Dorset fire and rescue, and the RSPCA.

Swan crossbow
RSPCA officers rescued the male swan, but the female was found dead Credit: RSPCA

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Swans shot with crossbow

Two swans have been attacked on the River Stour in Dorset. One male and one female were shot by a crossbow - the female was found dead in the water, while the male was rescued by Dorset fire and rescue, and the RSPCA.