Isle Of Man / Ellan Vannin

Isle of Man police change mind over dead swan

A swan which Isle of Man police said died as a result of "mindless animal cruelty" is now believed to have died from "natural causes".

The adult swan was found near to the bridge on Bowring Road in Ramsey at around 17:00 BST on Saturday.

Police had appealed for three youths who were in the area to come forward in the belief they had attacked the bird.

Sgt Dawn Lowe said after speaking to an expert she now believed the swan "may have been dead for some time".

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