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Swan shot with crossbow delights as he's spotted with cygnets

George with the bolt lodged in his head. Credit: Vale Wildlife Hospital

A swan shot through the head with a crossbow bolt at a park in Cheltenham has delighted wardens after becoming a father again.

George was attacked at Pittville Park in January and was cared for at the Vale Wildlife Centre.

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He lost an eye in the shooting and more than £5,000 was donated by over 200 people towards its care at the wildlife centre.

Now, delighted residents and staff at the centre are celebrating after he was spotted back on the lake with his partner Zelda and a number of cygnets in tow.

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Missing Heidi is found in Gloucester

Heidi Slender has been found after going missing from Gloucestershire Royal Hospital Credit: Glos Police

Police say a 23-year-old woman who went missing has been found safe in Gloucester. Heidi Slender from Cheltenham disappeared from the Gloucestershire Royal Hospital on Wednesday 26 April.

Officers say they are checking on her welfare and have thanked everyone for their help in finding her.

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Police concerned for missing woman Heidi Slender

Heidi Slender went missing from Gloucestershire Royal Hospital yesterday Credit: Glos Police

Police are increasingly concerned for the welfare of a missing woman from Cheltenham.

Heidi Slender, 23, was reported missing from her home in the Vittoria Walk area on Wednesday 26 April.

She was last seen at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital in Gloucester yesterday morning where she had been taken for a medical issue.

She left before being treated and has not returned home.

Heidi is considered vulnerable and officers want her to make contact via 101 to let police know she is okay.

  • Anyone who knows where Heidi is or spots her is urged to call 101 and quote incident 453 of 26 April

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