A pensioner, 67, has been arrested for beating and killing a seagull with his walking stick after it stole his pasty.
Shocked eyewitnesses said that they witnessed a 67-year-old man viciously beating up a seagull with a walking stick in the seaside town of Rhyl, North Wales.
One onlooker claims that the seagull looked “smashed to bits” and that she had to box up the bird so no children would see it.
The witness, who wished to remain anonymous, said after the attack on the defenceless seagull, the man returned to the nearby pub where he finished his drink.
The incident took place on Thursday at approximately 12.30 pm, which saw cops arresting the OAP before taking him in for questioning.
A spokesman for North Wales Police said: “We were called to Market Street at 12.26 pm today to reports of an elderly man hitting a bird with a walking stick.
“The 67-year-old man was then arrested under the Wildlife Countryside Act Protection of Birds law before being taken into custody.
“The RSPCA has yet to make a comment. The Wildlife & Countryside Act means it illegal to kill or harm a bird. In the event of a prosecution, the maximum fine is £5000, or it could lead to a six-month prison sentence.
The pasty theft comes not long after experts have revealed that seagulls are resorting to cannibalism due to a shortage of food.
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