22 Aug 2013

Queen's swan barbecued

4:03 pm on 22 August 2013

The police in Britain are investigating the killing and apparent barbecuing of one of Queen Elizabeth's swans.

They say the bird was butchered, burnt and stripped of its flesh before the carcass was dumped on a riverbank near Windsor Castle.

All wild mute swans in Britain are considered the property of the Crown and it is an offence to kill one.