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3 November 2011, 16:05
Wicksteed Park had to put down two of their parrots yesterday after they were found lying on the aviary floor bleeding. Their legs had been cut off but they were still alive.
John Roberts is the Managing Director of Wicksteed Park, he told Heart there was no sign that anyone had forced entry into the aviary. He says that it is most likely that someone coxed the friendly birds towards the fencing and then pulled their feet.
Staff had called the parrots Sid and Nancy, they were Amazon Orange Winged Parrots donated to the park in April. John says everyone at the park is very upset:
"The person who looks after the aviary was near to tears when he saw what had happened, we just all feel very shocked by it you just can't imagine something so horrific could happen at Wicksteed Park"
The park will have to think carefully about whether to replace the parrots or not because they cannot risk something like this happening again.
Northamptonshire Police are now investigating the crime and going through the parks CCTV footage. They are asking for anyone with information to come forward, a £700 pound reward is on offer to anyone with information that leads to an arrest. You can contact the Northants Police by calling 101 alternatively, information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.