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Swan recovering after crossbow attack

Warrington Guardian: The injured swan is recovering after being attacked with a crossbow The injured swan is recovering after being attacked with a crossbow

A SWAN who survived after being shot in the head with a crossbow is beginning to recover.

The two bolts which pierced the swan’s head and neck have now been removed.

An operation was carried out to make a valve in the bird’s side, to allow it to breathe.

This was due to serious damage caused to the swan’s throat during the attack.

It is being cared for at the RSPCA’s Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre, Nantwich.

As revealed first in the Warrington Guardian, the swan was shot with a crossbow and air gun in the canal between Fiddlers Ferry and Widnes.

It was given emergency treatment by vet Alan Humphreys, of Village Vets, Woolston.

He inserted an emergency air wave into the swan’s lung to allow it to breathe.

Police are hunting for those responsible.

Anyone with information can call Cheshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 632 of 18 June 2014.

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6:17pm Fri 20 Jun 14

ChristoB says...

The types that did this are evil and wicked beyond description. There should be much more stringent controls over the sale and possession of cross bows and air rifles. Hopefully the arrows recovered will be examined for DNA in the hope of getting some clue as to the culprits. The section of canal where this occurred is notorious for encountering vicious and dangerous dogs and youths with weapons.
The types that did this are evil and wicked beyond description. There should be much more stringent controls over the sale and possession of cross bows and air rifles. Hopefully the arrows recovered will be examined for DNA in the hope of getting some clue as to the culprits. The section of canal where this occurred is notorious for encountering vicious and dangerous dogs and youths with weapons. ChristoB
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