A swan is believed to have been shot with an air rifle at a business park.

Police are appealing for witnesses after the bird was shot in Solent Business Park, Whiteley.

The swan was found at around 10am on Thursday, June 6 near The Bridge Deck Café, with injuries consistent with being shot with an air rifle, police were told.

The bird has survived.

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A spokesperson for Hampshire Constabulary said: "Do you have any information about what happened or who might be responsible? Do you work or visit the business park, and have you noticed any suspicious individuals in the area?

"Anyone with information is asked to contact the Country Watch team on 101, quoting 44240238480.

"You can also submit information to us online at hampshire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about.

"Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100 per cent anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their anonymous online form at crimestopper-uk.org."