Teenager arrested folllowing swan shooting

Police have confirmed that a 17-year-old has been arrested in connection with the shooting of two swans in Middleton Park last Thursday (30 November 2023).

In a statement West Yorkshire Police said:

“Police investigating an incident in which two swans were reported to have been shot have arrested a 17-year-old male in connection with the matter.

“The male was arrested on Saturday, 2 December and has been bailed pending further enquiries.

“Members of the public are asked not to speculate on social media regarding this matter and to report any information to the police.”

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact West Yorkshire Police by calling 101 or go online at www.westyorkshire.police.uk/101livechat quoting reference 0629 of 30/11.

Alternatively, call independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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