Investigation after swan found dead

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POLICE are appealing for information after a swan was found dead.

The bird was discovered in bushes near the lake at Boldon Business Park, Boldon Colliery, on Thursday, after a member of public reported it.

Northumbria Police say it is unclear whether a crime has been committed, but inquiries into the bird’s death are ongoing.

It is illegal to kill swans in this country and people can face a fine of up to £5,000 or a six-month jail sentence.

Police are asking anyone with information to call 101, extension 69191.