Shocking moment swan is killed and two others are injured after two youths attacked them with STONES on lake

  • CCTV footage shows two youths running after a bird at Rhyl Golf Club in Wales  
  • They are seen launching stones at the helpless animals while birds try to escape 
  • One swan died from its injuries and another two were taken to nearby vets  

This is the shocking moment a swan is killed and two others are injured after two youths attacked them with stones on a lake.  

Police said they have now arrested a ‘juvenile’ in connection with the attack at Rhyl Golf Club in North Wales on Sunday night.  

CCTV footage showed two youths running after a swan at the golf and appearing to launch stones at the helpless animals while the birds try to escape. 

One swan died from its injuries and another two were taken to the nearby vets for treatment. 


CCTV footage showed them running after a bird at Rhyl Golf Club in North Wales on Sunday night

North Wales police 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 on social media and would urge anybody who may have information, or who may be able to identify the two males, to contact us immediately.’

Officers later arrested a juvenile from the Rhyl area in connection to the cruelty.


The two youths were caught on CCTV footage and North Wales Police has now revealed they have arrested a juvenile in connection with the attack

The youths carried out the attack at the Rhyl Golf Club (pictured) in the seaside town in North Wales 

Pictured is the lake at the Rhyl Golf Club in Wales where the attack is believed to have taken place 

One swan died from its injuries and another two were taken to the nearby vets for treatment

North Wales police said: ‘The male is presently in police detention and is being interviewed by police and RSPCA officers.

‘Further inquiries are ongoing. We are doing everything we can to trace the other male involved.’ 

The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 protects all wild birds in the UK and their eggs.

Killing them without permission could lead to an unlimited fine and up to six months in prison. 

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