Ducks beheaded in gruesome attack

AN animal lover has been left devastated after his two pet ducks were beheaded in a gruesome attack.

Kevin Powlesland, aged 41, was house sitting for family on The Park in Penketh when his two Pekin ducks were killed, with just the heads left behind.

He had left them in an enclosed garden at the rear of the property but when getting up to feed them on Sunday, December 9, he was greeted by the grisly scene.

“I got up in the morning and made my usual noises but they didn’t come running,” said Mr Powlesland.

“I looked around and there was two heads lying on the floor that had been cut off - there was blood everywhere.

“It was awful.”

Mr Powlesland, of Liverpool Road, Great Sankey, had heard banging at around 1am but thought it was the wind.

He had raised the ducks from the age of eight weeks after contacting their former owner through Facebook who said they could not care for them any more.

The Golden Square security guard believes they were killed for meat, with Pekin duck, also known as Long Island duck, commonly used in Chinese recipes.

He was looking after the home of Monica Frayne, who had been on holiday in Cyprus.

An alleyway runs down the back of properties on The Park, which separates homes from their gardens.

A gate in Mrs Frayne’s garden had been smashed down to get to the garden where the two ducks were kept.

She said: “All of our neighbours are pet lovers and everyone was delighted to come along with their kids and feed them.

“I don’t know how anyone could think of doing that.

“They were beautiful big white ducks that didn’t harm anybody.”

Her grandson, Niall, aged 2, would often play with the friendly birds and she says he has been ‘very upset’ by the incident.

She said: “He used to go out in the garden and call them by quacking and they would come running over to him.

“It’s shocking, just beyond belief that someone could do something like this.

“I think that people who have got pets in the area should be aware this has happened.”

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10:19am Fri 21 Dec 12

deakodude says...

Disgusting story once again as yobs murder harmless pets.
Disgusting story once again as yobs murder harmless pets. deakodude
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10:25am Fri 21 Dec 12

SM2012 says...

I doubt it's 'yobs', as the man said he thinks they were killed for their meat.

local restaurant or chippy maybe.
I doubt it's 'yobs', as the man said he thinks they were killed for their meat. local restaurant or chippy maybe. SM2012
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10:53am Fri 21 Dec 12

Cleopatra says...

Someone getting their Christmas dinner without paying.
Someone getting their Christmas dinner without paying. Cleopatra
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12:45pm Fri 21 Dec 12

Daz@SankeyviaOrford says...

It's ducking fesgusting that this should happen to such lovely friendly ducks.... I would put my money on an eastern European Christmas feast .. Not a local chippy ect ..
It's ducking fesgusting that this should happen to such lovely friendly ducks.... I would put my money on an eastern European Christmas feast .. Not a local chippy ect .. Daz@SankeyviaOrford
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5:48pm Fri 21 Dec 12

philipkroberts says...

Daz, Why would it just be Eastern Europeans, Your from orford, thats like me saying everyone from orford sells crack.

You sir are nothing more than a racist,and you should be hung.
Daz, Why would it just be Eastern Europeans, Your from orford, thats like me saying everyone from orford sells crack. You sir are nothing more than a racist,and you should be hung. philipkroberts
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10:52am Sat 22 Dec 12

old-codger says...

Cleopatra says...
10:53am Fri 21 Dec 12
Someone getting their Christmas dinner without paying.”.......

You may be right cleo, In this financial state of peoples economy we may very well see more of it.
Cleopatra says... 10:53am Fri 21 Dec 12 Someone getting their Christmas dinner without paying.”....... You may be right cleo, In this financial state of peoples economy we may very well see more of it. old-codger
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11:04am Sat 22 Dec 12

old-codger says...

philipkroberts says...
5:48pm Fri 21 Dec 12
Daz, Why would it just be Eastern Europeans, Your from orford, thats like me saying everyone from orford sells crack.
You sir are nothing more than a racist,and you should be hung.”....


He said he would put his money on it- he didnt say it was just eastern europens,
It isnt racism its just his opinion, You cant hang a man for what he thinks.

When Paddy and Mick get the blame or Taffy and Jock or even Gypo,s nobody is playing the racist card then are they, Its just an opnion.
Personally I think it was somebody with a cash shortage in need of food but I,m not gong to blame Cameron or Osborne in case I get called a Labour supporter.But then again its just an opnion.
philipkroberts says... 5:48pm Fri 21 Dec 12 Daz, Why would it just be Eastern Europeans, Your from orford, thats like me saying everyone from orford sells crack. You sir are nothing more than a racist,and you should be hung.”.... He said he would put his money on it- he didnt say it was just eastern europens, It isnt racism its just his opinion, You cant hang a man for what he thinks. When Paddy and Mick get the blame or Taffy and Jock or even Gypo,s nobody is playing the racist card then are they, Its just an opnion. Personally I think it was somebody with a cash shortage in need of food but I,m not gong to blame Cameron or Osborne in case I get called a Labour supporter.But then again its just an opnion. old-codger
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12:25pm Sat 22 Dec 12

beccamc says...

NOW A DAY YOU CANT HAVE ANYTHING IN YOUR GARDEN ANYMORE IT NEITHER GETS ROBBED OR KILLED ITS JUST SAD HOW LIFE IS TURNING OUT
NOW A DAY YOU CANT HAVE ANYTHING IN YOUR GARDEN ANYMORE IT NEITHER GETS ROBBED OR KILLED ITS JUST SAD HOW LIFE IS TURNING OUT beccamc
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12:47pm Sat 22 Dec 12

old-codger says...

Thats very true beccamc,

Ducks, Garden gnomes,
Flowers, Benches, Washing, Sheds, These people are the scum of the earth, They have nothing so they dont like you having anything, They are very sad baastards..
Thats very true beccamc, Ducks, Garden gnomes, Flowers, Benches, Washing, Sheds, These people are the scum of the earth, They have nothing so they dont like you having anything, They are very sad baastards.. old-codger
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10:18pm Sat 22 Dec 12

cameron1955 says...

I THINK YOU WILL FIND YOU ARE ALL WRONG AND THE CULPRIT IS ONE OF THE MANY "TOWN FOXES" IN WARRINGTON.THIS IS A CLASSIC FOX KILLING, LEAVING THE HEAD BEHIND.A FOX CAN SKIP OVER A SIX FOOT FENCE WITH EASE.FOXES ARE KILLING MACHINES WHEN THEY GET THE SCENT.I HAVE NO DOUBT ALL YOU BUNNY HUGGERS WILL DISAGREE THOUGH.
I THINK YOU WILL FIND YOU ARE ALL WRONG AND THE CULPRIT IS ONE OF THE MANY "TOWN FOXES" IN WARRINGTON.THIS IS A CLASSIC FOX KILLING, LEAVING THE HEAD BEHIND.A FOX CAN SKIP OVER A SIX FOOT FENCE WITH EASE.FOXES ARE KILLING MACHINES WHEN THEY GET THE SCENT.I HAVE NO DOUBT ALL YOU BUNNY HUGGERS WILL DISAGREE THOUGH. cameron1955
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9:57pm Sun 23 Dec 12

old-codger says...

There,s no need to shout,

It could have been one of many things, Its sad but what can you do.
There,s no need to shout, It could have been one of many things, Its sad but what can you do. old-codger
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