A NUMBER of ducks have died after being shot with a catapult by teenagers.

Reports were made to Hyndburn Police regarding the incident near to the canal bridge at High Street Rishton yesterday.

A spokesman for the police said: "Yesterday we received a report that three youths had been seen shooting at ducks with a catapult near to the canal bridge.

"Unfortunately a number of ducks have now been found dead. If anyone has any information about this incident, please call 101 quoting log 0612 of 05/07/20 or email 2991@lancashire.pnn.police.uk."