Swan shot dead in Bexley sparks wildlife crime unit investigation

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(stock image of swan) (PA Wire)
(stock image of swan) (PA Wire)

A swan was shot dead spurring on a Metropolitan Police Wildlife crime unit investigation.

Police in Bexley said the bird was found on Monday at Southmere Lake with a gunshot wound to the head on Monday.

The swan was recovered under the foot bridge near Bazalgette Way SE2.

Met Wildlife crime unit urged Londoners who may have any more information to come forward.

The team have now made an appeal on social media on Wednesday.

The discovery was condemned by animal lovers on social media, with one person saying it was “heartbreaking” and another describing it as “so sad”.

Please contact Met Wildlife Crime unit 101 quoting 3483/28JUL21

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