The birds were shot at Norton Mills lake in North Stainley, which could have put people's lives at risk as well.
Police say the eight geese and swans were shot and left to die.
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Vera Robinson MBE has died at the age of 101. She had been a fundraiser for the Redcar RNLI lifeboat station since she was 16 years old.
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With just 49 days until the start of the Rugby World Cup, the Webb Ellis Cup is touring our region.