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The seagull put to sleep after 'cruel attack' in Penzance

The seagull put to sleep after 'cruel attack' in Penzance

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 7:37am 18th June 2018. (Updated at 8:30am 18th June 2018)

A seagull has had to be put to sleep after reports of lads attacking birds in Penzance.

It is claimed three youngsters were luring gulls into the road - closer to them - with bread, before kicking them.

Mousehole Wild Bird Hospital shared the news on Facebook, apologising for the distressing nature of the post.

The team say it happened on the Prom over the weekend and the "cruel, criminal act" has been reported.

WARNING: Some readers may find the following image and post upsetting.

injured seagull

The post states: "Apologies for the distressing nature of the following post. Shout out to the three lads from the skate park on Penzance Prom.

"They thought it was a fantastic idea to entice gulls into the road by throwing bread down and to encourage them in close so they could kick them!!!

"The gull you injured has been put to sleep and the RSPCA and Police have been informed of your cruel, criminal act. We are sure your parents are very proud!".

They added: "Our sincere thanks to all who reported this incident to us, the RSPCA and the police, to those who intervened at the time and to the lovely lady and her son who captured the injured gull and brought him to us".

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