Published: 00:00, 20 August 2014 |
Updated: 16:07, 20 August 2014
Officers were called to the lake, off Bucksford Lane, near Ashford, at 3.45pm on Friday after witnesses reported seeing an air rifle and catapult being used on the ducks and swans.
Another report claimed that “cracking sounds” could be heard near the water and that the men were targeting pigeons.
A witness, who asked not to be named, said: “Something needs to be done up there. I saw two men shooting at the birds, with rifles and sling-shots. The police were called.
“There is hardly any wildlife up there any more. There is only one swan left on the lake.
“I’d like signs put up, making it clear that shooting is not allowed. Others have suggested surveillance.
“It is sad for the children, as the amount of wildlife up there has diminished drastically.”
According to the witness, the first man was around 5ft 6in, with brown hair, aged late teens to early 20s, and wearing a brown, wax jacket.
The second is described as being around 5ft 8in, mixed race and broad build. Both spoke in a foreign language.
Singleton Lake is owned by Kent County Council and leased to Ashford Borough Council.
Full story in tomorrow's Kentish Express.
Every morning at 10am we play you an hour of tunes from the 90s. We call it, #WeLoveThe90s.
Play 'Say It' with Garry and Laura on kmfm Breakfast and you could win £1,000!
Wake up to kmfm Breakfast with Garry and Laura - it's Kent's alarm call.
A guide for your future. For year 11 students in Kent and Medway. Click here for the e-edition.
Education, Training & Childcare is a special supplement published by KM Media Group four times a year. Click here for latest e-edition.
Get the latest food and drink news, recipes from some of the nation's top chefs plus updates from Kent's vineyards and breweries.
Search in your local area to find your perfect partner in Kent, with FreshStart Dating! PLUS, register for free!.
Find out what's going on in the garden, with Kent expert Lucy Hewett's weekly update.
Buy pictures that you've seen in a KM newspaper, or send in a picture and we will place it on our photo sales website so that you can purchase a super, unique gift.