The cygnet was kicked out of the way by a jogger in a park outside of London.
Jogging can reduce your blood pressure, improve your cardiovascular fitness, and leads to the release endorphins, the chemicals in the brain that produce a sense of happiness and wellbeing. One jogger outside London yesterday was not enjoying the great outdoors as he went for a jog.
The Royal Parks Police in the UK is asking for any witnesses who may have seen a jogger in the Pen Pond park yesterday, June 9, 2020, to come forward.
Pen Pond is located in Richmond Park, 12 miles southwest of St Pauls Cathedral in the city of London.
On June 9, 2020, at roughly 5:30 pm a jogger was observed to have kicked a newborn cygnet (baby swan) out of his way instead of running around it.
The cygnet is currently under the care of Swan Sanctuary. Unfortunately, it’s not looking good for the little cygnet.
The suspect is described as a white male, about 60 years old, 5ft6, grey hair, wearing black running shorts and a vest (what they call a tank top in the UK).
Anyone with info is asked to please call 07920 586546 and quote ref 0705738/20.
The Swan Sanctuary has blasted the jogger on social media.
"We would just like to thank the brave jogger by pen pond in Richmond Park today who deliberately booted this newborn cygnet out of his way rather than swerve round him. We are doing all we can but it doesn’t look hopeful. Thank goodness there were some kind people who picked him up and reported the incident to the park rangers".
The cygnet is still critically ill and receiving intensive care.