Cornwall

'Savage and sadistic' bird attack in Newquay

Several chickens and ducks have been seriously injured in a "savage and sadistic act of cruelty" in Cornwall, police have said.

One bird was decapitated in the incident in a garden in Hillgrove Street, Newquay.

A number of birds had had their necks twisted in the attack which happened between 21:00 BST on 17 April and 08:30 BST on 18 April.

Two ducks and their 20 incubating eggs were also stolen, police said.

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