Swan seriously injured after being shot at Sunderland pond

A swan was shot near the pond by Rockingham Road, Red House. Picture by Google Maps.

A swan was shot near the pond by Rockingham Road, Red House. Picture by Google Maps.

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A swan was left seriously injured after being shot with an air weapon at a Sunderland pond.

The attack happened at 11.20am today at the pond area just off Rockingham Road, in Red House.

Northumbria Police said witnesses described seeing a man in his early 20s, and wearing dark clothing, carrying an air weapon at the time.

Police are appealing for anyone with any information to call 101 quoting number 337 04/11/16.