Second swan found shot near Horsham

A second swan has been shot at Southwater Country Park.

Friday, 30th July 2021, 5:17 pm

Earlier today a cygnet was shot dead and its body left floating in the park’s lake.

A vet confirmed it had been shot in the head with a ball bearing from a rifle or catapult.

Now a second bird has been found shot and has been taken to The Swan Sanctuary at Shepperton for treatment.

A swan at Southwater Country Park

Horsham District Council, which owns the park, said Sussex Police have been informed.

A spokesperson said: “If anyone has any information that could help the police with their enquiries please call them on 101 or go online to https://www.sussex.police.uk/reportcrime”