Four Teenagers In Court Over Wythenshaw Bird Beheadings

Four people are due to appear in court after 18 birds were beheaded in an attack on a horticultural centre in south Manchester.

Gavin Wellesby, 19, and three brothers, aged 12, 16 and 17, who cannot be named because of their ages, were charged after a break-in at Wythenshawe Park, off Wythenshawe Road, on May 29.

Around 130 windows were smashed at the centre and 18 birds beheaded.

Wellesby, of Elmbank Avenue, West Didsbury is charged with causing unnecessary suffering to animals and criminal damage and is due to appear at Manchester City Magistrates' Court.

The three younger suspects are charged with various offences, including burglary, causing unnecessary suffering to animals and criminal damage.

They are due to appear at Manchester Youth Court.

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