Duck found dead with throat slashed in Hull's Pickering Park
A duck has been found dead with slash marks to its throat in a Hull park.
Humberside Police said a bird was seen being tormented by four youths who had caught it in a fishing net at Pickering Park at about 10:00 BST on Monday.
Officers believe the same animal was later found dead with "cut marks to its throat".
Insp Craig Mattinson said: "We want everyone to enjoy our parks... and not be subjected to thuggish acts like this committed by heartless individuals."
The youths were in a tent next to a pond, said the force, which appealed for anyone with information to get in touch.