Shocking moment, swan is killed and two others injured after two youths attack them with STONES on the lake
- Camera images show two youngsters running after a bird at Rhyl Golf Club in Wales
- They are seen throwing stones at the helpless animals as birds try to escape
- One swan died of his injuries and two more were taken to nearby vets
This is the shocking moment when a swan is killed and two others are injured after two young people attack them with rocks on a lake.
Police said they have now arrested a ‘young person’ in connection with the attack on Rhyl Golf Club in North Wales on Sunday evening.
Camera footage showed two youths chasing a swan by the wave and appearing to launch rocks at the helpless animals as the birds attempted to escape.
One swan died of his injuries, and two more were taken to nearby vets for treatment.
CCTV footage showed them running after a bird at Rhyl Golf Club in North Wales on Sunday evening
North Wales Police Inspector Chris Jolley said: “This is a terrible incident of cruelty.
We are working directly with the RSPCA and urge anyone who may be able to assist in our ongoing investigation to come forward.
‘We are aware of images currently circulating on social media and we would urge anyone who has information or who can identify the two men to contact us immediately.’
Officers later arrested a Rhyl youth in connection with the cruelty.
The two youths were caught on CCTV footage and North Wales police have now revealed they have arrested a youth in connection with the attack
The youngsters carried out the attack on the Rhyl Golf Club (pictured) in the seaside town of North Wales
Pictured is the lake at Rhyl Golf Club in Wales where the attack is said to have taken place
One swan died of his injuries, and two more were taken to nearby vets for treatment
North Wales Police said: ‘The man is currently in police custody and is being interviewed by police and RSPCA officers.
Further investigations are underway. We do everything we can to track down the other man involved. ‘
The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 protects all UK wild birds and their eggs.
Killed without permission can lead to an unlimited fine and up to six months in prison.