Boy, 13, charged after death of peacock in UK park

The bird, known as Malcolm, died while Louis, another bird in the same park, was injured

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A 13-year-old boy have been charged following the death of a peacock in a UK park.

Police say another boy, aged 11 has also been identified in relation to the incident.

Officers received a report of animal cruelty following the death of the bird in Pittencrieff Park, Dunfermline, Scotland at around 11.50pm on Monday.

A peacock has died in a UK park
A peacock has died in a UK park

The bird, known as Malcolm, died while Louis, another bird in the aviary, was injured.

Peacocks are a popular attraction at the park in the Fife town.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: “Following the death of a peacock within Pittencrieff Park, Dunfermline, on Monday May 31, two boys, aged 13 and 11, have been identified in relation to the incident.

“The 13-year-old has been charged in relation to the incident, and both have been reported to the Youth Justice System.”