Yobs repeatedly drive over seagull in front of children at Bridgwater restaurant (From This is The West Country)
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Yobs repeatedly drive over seagull in front of children at Bridgwater restaurant
FAMILIES at a Bridgwater restaurant witnessed a “horrific act of animal cruelty” when yobs repeatedly ran over a seagull in the car park.
Molly Robinson, 22, saw the harrowing scene unfold while waiting in the queue for the McDonalds drive-through with her friend on Tuesday (August 27) at around 7.30pm.
She told the Mercury: “We saw two teenagers in a Land Rover driving toward a flock of seagulls on the floor.
“The birds flew away, but one of them didn’t fly off in time and the driver ran over the defenceless seagull repeatedly before driving off, leaving it injured but still alive.”
Molly and her friend began to call the RSPCA, but were shocked to see the same vehicle return to the car park, heading straight for the injured bird.
She said: “I jumped out of my car to attempt to stop these mindless hooligans from driving over the bird again.
“I was approximately a meter away when the Land Rover purposely drove forward but missed the bird and then, even more sadistically, reversed back, slowly crushing the seagull.
“This event was extremely shocking and traumatising. It is unbelievable that we have such sick people in our society that think it’s ok to behave this way.”
Molly called the council, which has passed on the details of the incident, including car registrations, to animal welfare.
“While I was making these phone calls, the perpetrator of this horrendous crime and his following sidekick in a separate car decided to try and intimidate me by circling my car several times,” said Molly.
“I wonder how their parents will feel when they find out what their children do for fun in front of a queue of small children.
“If these people are willing to kill an innocent animal in plain sight, what are they capable of when people aren't looking?”
An RSPCA spokesperson said: “Deliberate animal cruelty is against the law. Anyone who witnesses anything like this should report it in detail to the appropriate local authorities to investigate, including the RSPCA on 0300 1234 999.
“It sounds like the council are aware of this incident and they may well be in touch with our inspectors if they need our help in investigating it.”
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