09:51AM, Friday 08 February 2013
Pigeons and a duck were shot near the River Thames in Windsor by youths firing catapults on Tuesday afternoon.
The Swan Lifeline charity in Cuckoo Weir Island, Eton took the call from a distressed walker, who witnessed the incident in Barry Avenue.
Coordinator Wendy Hermon said the caller told her three pigeons and a duck were shot and the youths then ran off towards King Edward Court.
Wendy added: "I am sick of it happening."
PC Chris Bowden from the Windsor neighbourhood tweeted from the police's Twitter account about the crime on Wednesday.
He said: "Three youths seen near the river Thames shooting catapults at wildlife."
Police are appealing for witnesses. Anyone with information should phone 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.
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