Mating swans hit and shot at during attack in Yorkshire reservoir

Two swans were hit and shot at during an attack in a Yorkshire reservoir.

A pair of mating swans at Ulley Reservoir in Rotherham were attacked between the evening of June 14 and the morning of June 15.

The male swan had been struck on the head with a blunt object and the female swan was shot with a catapult or air rifle.

Swan Rescue took the swans and their seven cygnets for treatment on June 15.

South Yorkshire Police ask anyone with information to contact them.