Young males sought after swan is killed and two others injured


May 03, 2021

*UPDATE* Officers have arrested a juvenile male from the Rhyl area in connection to the cruelty to swans incident. The male is presently in police detention and is being interviewed by Police and RSPCA officers.

Another appalling act of cruelty against our local wildlife has occured over the weekend following news that an Osprey's nest was wilfully destroyed next to Lake Brenig.

Today, North Wales Police are appealing for information after a swan was killed and two others seriously injured in Rhyl last night.

Officers were made aware of the incident shortly before 8am this morning after CCTV footage showed two young males at the location of the lagoon at Rhyl Golf Club at around 8pm last night.

The injured swans are being cared for at a local veterinary surgery.

Inspector Chris Jolley said: “This is an appalling incident of cruelty. We are working directly with the RSPCA and urge anyone who may be able to assist with our ongoing investigation to come forward.

“We are aware of footage that is currently circulating social media and would urge anybody who may have information, or who may be able to identify the two males, to contact us immediately via the live chat on the force website or via 101, quoting reference number Z061031.”