An injured swan known as Clyde has been permanently removed from Wanstead Park’s Perch Pond.
“Sadly, the top bone of his wing is broken from a high-impact incident, probably sustained whilst defending his family. He is moulting, so it’s not a flying accident, and we had a report of three dogs harassing the family. There is no chance Clyde will fly again, so he will remain at The Swan Sanctuary in Shepperton. He was very distressed at leaving his mate, Bonnie, and cygnets,” said swan rescue volunteer supporter Helen O’Rourke.