Three Men Accused Of Beating Duck To Death With Stick While Breaking Lockdown
Three men have been arrested and charged after allegedly beating a duck to death in a park while breaking coronavirus lockdown restrictions.
Officers from Durham Constabulary, in northern England, were called to a country park near Sedgefield on Thursday after members of the public reported seeing men attacking ducks with a stick.
When authorities arrived at Hardwick Park they found one dead duck and a second injured bird. It was taken to the vet and is expected to make a full recovery.
One man was arrested at the scene but the two other suspects had fled.
Following a "brief search", they were found and arrested nearby.
Gharib Sarkhel, 32, Goran Mohammed Ali, 26, and Kasim Mohammed, 26, have been charged with killing a wild bird and breaching the coronavirus restrictions.
All three are due to appear before magistrates later this month.
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