Swan reportedly shot with air rifle in Whiteley

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a swan is believed to have been shot with an air rifle in Solent Business Park, Whiteley.

The swan was found at around 10am on Thursday near he Bridge Deck Café, with injuries consistent with being shot with an air rifle, police were told. Fortunately, the bird did not die from its injuries.

A spokesperson for Hampshire Police said: “Do you have any information about what happened or who might be responsible? Do you work or visit the business park, and have you noticed any suspicious individuals in the area?

“Anyone with information is asked to contact the Country Watch team on 101, quoting 44240238480. You can also submit information to us online here: https://www.hampshire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/

“Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their anonymous online form at crimestopper-uk.org.”

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