A man picked up and killed a mallard duck on a pedestrianised street, fleeing the scene before police arrived.

Thames Valley Police has released a CCTV image of a man wanted for questioning in connection with the animal cruelty incident. 

Officers believe the man may have vital information regarding the incident, which took place on Cornmarket Street in Oxford at around 2am on Thursday, June 1.

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Investigating Officer PC Daniel Gunston, based at Cowley Police Station, said: “We would like to appeal to anybody who recognises the man in this image to please get in touch as they may have vital information about this incident.”

Anyone with information can make a report online or by calling 101, quoting reference 43230241356.

Alternatively, if you want to remain anonymous, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via its website.


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This story was written by Matthew Norman, he joined the team in 2022 as a Facebook community reporter.

Matthew covers Bicester and focuses on finding stories from diverse communities.

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