Seagull shot in Gorleston will never be able to fly again

The seagull who was shot in Gorleston. Picture: Foxy Lodge

The seagull who was shot in Gorleston. Picture: Foxy Lodge - Credit: Archant

A bird which was shot with an air rifle will never fly again.

The animal is now in the care of Foxy Lodge Wildlife Rescue, and its owners said the birds wing is so badly damaged, it will be flightless for the rest of its life.

Police are appealing for witnesses in Gorleston after a seagull was shot and maimed with an air gun.

The incident happened at approximately 4.30pm on Monday, August 29 near to Rosyln Road. Witnesses have described hearing an air weapon being fired before seeing the bird fall onto a nearby conservatory.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone with information about it should contact PC Daniel Lemmon at Gorleston Police Station on 101.