Police hunt jogger, 60, who kicked cygnet in the head

Police hunt jogger, 60, who kicked cygnet in the head because he couldn’t be bothered to run round the newborn

  • Police are on the hunt for a jogger who kicked a cygnet while in Richmond Park
  • 60-year-old kicked baby swan because he couldn’t be bothered to run around it 
  • The cygnet has been left badly injured with suspected brain damage 

A jogger who booted a cygnet because it was in his way and he couldn’t be bothered to run around it is being hunted by cops.

The baby swan has been left badly injured with suspected brain damage. The grey-haired suspect was about 60-years-old.

Police are hunting the yob today after the vile attack in Richmond Park, south west London which happened on Monday.

A cygnet is fighting for its life after it was kicked by a jogger in Richmond Park (file photo)

A 60-year-old man kicked the baby swan because it couldn’t be bothered to run around it

Royal Parks Police – part of the Met Police – tweeted: ‘At about 5.30pm at Pen Ponds, Richmond Park a jogger kicked a newborn cygnet out of his way instead of going around.

‘The cygnet is currently being cared for at the SwanSanctuary.

‘Unfortunately it’s not looking good for the cygnet.’

They added: ‘The suspect is a white male, about 60 years old,5ft6, grey hair, wearing black running shorts and vest.

Royal Parks Police are searching the individual responsible while the animal fights for its life

‘We have just spoken to the Swan Sanctuary who have said ‘Sadly he is still desperately poorly’.

‘Thankfully he is in good hands.’

Locals slammed the thug, with Anna Melville-James fuming: ‘Vile person.’

Will Hide said: ‘I think there’d be quite a long queue to kick the jogger.’

Martin Oxley added: ‘This makes me so upset and angry.

‘Twitter please do your thing. Let’s find the person responsible.’

Harry Tangye joked: ‘I have a number for a sniper the next time the jogger is passing through.’

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