Birds

  1. Swan shot dead with arrow

    Swans at Poole Park boating lake

    A swan has been shot and killed with an arrow near a boating lake in Dorset.

    The bird was found injured at about 08:45 BST today in Poole Park.

    It was taken to a vet but died soon afterwards.

    Police said three arrows were found nearby.

    Anyone with information is urged to contact Dorset Police.

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