Nottingham

Duck survives Mansfield car park choke attack

RSPCA staff said they were amazed a duck survived after being attacked and choked in a Nottinghamshire supermarket car park.

The duck was targeted by two men at the Tesco store on Chesterfield Road South in Mansfield on 22 July.

The men grabbed it by the neck and started to throttle it but ran off after shoppers alerted security guards, witnesses said.

The white mallard suffered severe cuts to its neck and had to be operated on.

'Absolutely horrifying'

Newark vet Jonathan Newman, who treated the duck, said: "This is one of the most extreme cruelty cases I have witnessed."

RSPCA inspector Ian Callingham said: "This poor duck had her neck twisted so hard that the skin was split and you could see her muscles."

"It is absolutely horrifying, I am amazed that she managed to survive this and did not die of shock," he said.

The RSPCA has appealed for anyone with information on the incident to contact its cruelty line on 0300 1234 999.

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