We have some news on the act described as “despicable” at a river location on the edge of town.
See our previous article: Swans eggs disturbed/destroyed
Our information is that the case is in the hands of the Police and that statements have been taken in a move towards a possible prosecution.
Whether the case reaches court would be up to the Crown Prosecution Service. Swans are a protected species and to take or damage eggs is a criminal offence.
Note that these are not the eggs which have been at Great Town Bridge, where three cygnets have recently been born.
Meanwhile we also hear that there have been other possible ‘countryside’ offences with a number of fences cut down causing problems to livestock.
Should anyone have any knowledge of such actions they should report it immediately.
Please call the Police on: 101, or in an emergency, 999