Wallaby Decapitated at Bunny Park

Police and Council appeal to help find the person or persons responsible


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Police are investigating after a wallaby was found dead in Brent Lodge Park.
Keepers were appalled on Thursday morning (20 October) when they arrived at the park in Hanwell to find one of the Parma wallabies, Bruce, had been killed and decapitated.

Officers think someone gained entry to the park by cutting through the fence and, once inside killed the animal. It was found by staff in its enclosure with its head missing. Vets confirmed a knife had been used.

Cabinet member for transport and environment, councillor Bassam Mahfouz, said: “I’m completely sickened by this attack on a defenceless animal and I know the whole community will be equally shocked. We will give police every assistance with their enquiries to find the person responsible and I would appeal for anyone with any information to come forward.”

Detective Inspector Tim Yates, of Ealing CID, said: “I know the families who use this park will be very concerned about this attack, but it is a very unusual incident and we are determined to find those responsible.

“If you have any information in relation to this incident, please contact Ealing Police on 020 8721 7030 or ring Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

No other animals were injured in the attack, but the park’s other wallaby, Rolph, was in a visibly distressed state.

21st October 2011

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