Six Arrests After 18 Birds Beheaded In Wythenshawe Park
Six teenage boys have been arrested in connection with a "sickening" attack in a Manchester park in which 18 birds were beheaded.
A total of six teenagers have been arrested by Greater Manchester Police on suspicion of theft and burglary.
Vandals caused around £10,000 damage when they smashed 130 windows at a horticultural centre in Wythenshawe Park.
A number of fish also died when fertiliser was tipped into a pond and a frog was speared to death during the attack.
The yobs struck between some time between 4.30pm on Sunday and 10am on Monday.
City officials labelled the vandalism a "sickening act of cruelty".
A spokesman for GMP said: 'Six teenagers, aged between 13 and 18, have been arrested on suspicion of burglary, theft and criminal damage.
Five have been bailed until August 2011 pending further inquiries.
An 18-year-old man remains in police custody for questioning.'