Welsh wildfowl deaths investigated


Police have launched an investigation following the "concerning" number of dead wildfowl found in a Welsh park.

Carcasses of Mute Swans and Mallards have been found in recent months near ponds and lakes in Millennium Coastal Park near Llanelli, Carmarthenshire County Council said.

Mute Swans have been among the victims at Millenium Coastal Park (Matthew Webb).

According to the council – who said they would be working with Natural Resources Wales and Dyfed-Powys Police – the birds appear to have been butchered, and thus not killed by foxes.

Hazel Evans, the councillor responsible for parks in Carmarthenshire, said: "The killing of wildlife on county council property is a grave crime which we will investigate fully with our partners. I would urge members of the public to report any suspicious activity to the police at once."