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Lincolnshire Police issue warning after ducks killed ‘by teenagers throwing stones’ at Metheringham





Police have issued a warning the public that attacking wild birds is illegal - after reports of ducklings being killed.

It is believed the animals were attacked by ‘teenagers throwing stones’ at them.

“We have received a report of mallard ducklings being killed at the Shiregate duck pond in Metheringham, possibly by teenagers throwing stones at them,” a statement by Lincolnshire Police’s Rural Crime Action Team read.

Lincolnshire Police’s Rural Crime Action Team have issued the warning
Lincolnshire Police’s Rural Crime Action Team have issued the warning

“Not only is this cruel and upsetting for families who enjoy seeing them, it is also illegal.”

The statement added: “Section one of the Wildlife and Countryside Act provides protection for wild birds, their nests and eggs.

“It is illegal to intentionally kill, injure or take any wild bird.”



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