Vandals behead Exmouth’s award-winning and much-loved swan boat

PUBLISHED: 14:11 13 November 2018

The broken swan's head, found in Manchester Road, Exmouth

The broken swan's head, found in Manchester Road, Exmouth

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Exmouth in Bloom volunteers were ‘saddened and angry’ to discover its award-winning swan boat floral display has been vandalised.

Exmouth in Bloom's vandalised headless swanExmouth in Bloom's vandalised headless swan

The iconic Exmouth swan boat, ridden in by thousands over decades, became a new visitor favourite when bloom volunteers earlier this year filled it with flowers and displayed it by Exmouth’s LED swimming pool.

In the early hours of Monday, November 12, the swan’s head was seen lying in Manchester Road, Exmouth, snapped off from the body of the boat.

A spokeswoman for Exmouth in Bloom said: “What motivates people to do this and what pleasure do people get from doing this?”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Devon and Cornwall police, on 101, quoting police reference CCESWB3, or Devon and Cornwall crime reference number 1050/18.

The iconic swan boat - now an award-winning Exmouth in Bloom floral displayThe iconic swan boat - now an award-winning Exmouth in Bloom floral display

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