Witness claims they saw someone impale a baby seagull on spike
- Credit: Nick Butcher
A cruel thug is suspected of killing a seagull in Great Yarmouth - by deliberately impaling it on a spiked railing.
The incident was reported to the RSPCA by a distressed member of the public who claims they witnessed someone picking the young bird up and then jamming it onto a spiked railing in Crown Road, Great Yarmouth, near to St George's Park.
Great Yarmouth Borough Council confirmed they had removed a bird's dead body from the railings and encouraged anyone who knows anything about the incident of cruelty to contact the RSPCA.
RSPCA inspector Amy Collingsworth said she would also appeal to anyone who may have been in the area on Wednesday, July 19 and may have witnessed this incident between 10.30am and 11am to contact the charity.
The RSPCA is appealing for information and is urging the public to contact them in complete confidence on their inspector's appeal line on 0300 123 8018.