March 8, 2011
Three men arrested over deaths of 40 swans near Burnham-On-Sea
men were arrested on Tuesday (March 8th) in connection with a
spate of swan shootings in the Burnham-On-Sea area.
announced that three men aged 45, 37 and 34 had been held following
the shooting of at least 40 swans.
have been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage in relation
to the shooting of swans," a police spokesman confirmed to
"The arrests follow an investigation by the RSPCA and police
into the shooting of an unconfirmed number of swans over a three-week
The men were later released on bail pending further enquiries.
reward of £26,000 was raised by supporters of Secret World
to find the culprits of the killings.
by Burnham-On-Sea.com, dozens of swans have been found dead after
being shot by an airgun.