Swan 'dies from broken heart' after heartless yobs smashed her eggs with bricks
23:25, Friday, 26 June, 2020
A mother swan is said to have died from a "broken heart" after her eggs were smashed by heartless yobs and her mate disappeared.The unborn cygnets were killed last month when vandals used bricks and rocks to smash up the nest in Bolton, Greater Manchester. The mother was found dead earlier this week not long after the father disappeared, having apparently been driven away by stress, the Manchester Evening News reports.
Teenage boys were seen hurling bricks and rocks along Manchester Canal in Kearsley on May 20, and witnesses said the yobs were aiming for an island where the adult swans had made a nest and incubated their eggs.