POLICE have released an image of a man they would like to speak to following a fatal swan attack in Bournemouth

The swan was reportedly attacked by a dog in Stour Valley Nature Reserve and subsequently died.

Dorset Police received a report that at around 3pm on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 a dog had attacked a swan at the nature reserve.

It was further reported that a local wildlife charity had assisted with treating the bird, and the RSPCA had been notified.

It was later confirmed that the bird could not be saved.

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Wildlife Crime Officer Joel Brooks said: “We are carrying out enquiries into this incident and we are issuing an image of a man we would like to speak to as part of our investigation.

“I would urge anyone with information as to his identity to please contact us.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55210166478. Alternatively, to stay 100 per cent anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or call Freephone 0800 555 111.