Two swans killed by cars

Gazette: The Walls in Mistley The Walls in Mistley

TWO swans have been killed by cars in Mistley.

The head of a swan was found at The Walls. The body was not found but an examination suggested its injuries were consistent with being hit by a car.

It is thought the body was taken away by a fox.

A second swan was also killed after it was hit by a car.

Mistley councillor Jenny Chaplin, of Rigby Avenue, has called for drivers to abide by the 30mph limit.

She said: “If people controlled their speed a bit we could save the swan’s lives. People need a bit more patience.”

She is also urging residents and visitors to only feed the swans in water to discourage them from walking onto the roads.

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8:03pm Wed 25 Dec 13

P Hewitt says...

Hundreds of innocent people were murdered by the defeated british army this year in Afghanistan .. Really, who cares about swans !!
Hundreds of innocent people were murdered by the defeated british army this year in Afghanistan .. Really, who cares about swans !! P Hewitt

12:12am Thu 26 Dec 13

Boris says...

P Hewitt wrote:
Hundreds of innocent people were murdered by the defeated british army this year in Afghanistan .. Really, who cares about swans !!
I have campaigned and demonstrated against the invasion of Afghanistan from the start, and I supported all the vigils for Joe Glenton outside the MCTC until we got him released. But I have given P Hewitt a thumbs-down because two wrongs don't make a right. Neither he nor I can do much to stop the pointless slaughter in Afghanistan, but we can at least drive carefully and try to avoid killing or injuring swans and other creatures.
[quote][p][bold]P Hewitt[/bold] wrote: Hundreds of innocent people were murdered by the defeated british army this year in Afghanistan .. Really, who cares about swans !![/p][/quote]I have campaigned and demonstrated against the invasion of Afghanistan from the start, and I supported all the vigils for Joe Glenton outside the MCTC until we got him released. But I have given P Hewitt a thumbs-down because two wrongs don't make a right. Neither he nor I can do much to stop the pointless slaughter in Afghanistan, but we can at least drive carefully and try to avoid killing or injuring swans and other creatures. Boris

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