One of our longest-living black swans in Dawlish was killed last night by a dog on a lead.

This swan has been in Dawlish for over eight years and has been responsible for most of the cygnets during this time.

He has been helping incubate the seven eggs with his partner and they were due to hatch any day now.

I’ve spent many years following and documenting his life and he trusted me around his family.

I am absolutely devastated by this and will truly miss my trusty friend.

At the minute, the Police and Dawlish Town Council are investigating the attack and I’ll let you know any more information as I get it.