POLICE are appealing for information to identify the person who removed their electronic tag and placed it around the wing of a Canada goose.

Two members of the Friends of Kelsey Park had observed the goose becoming increasingly distressed in Kelsey Park on Monday (March 14).

They managed to capture the bird and remove the tag, before handing it in at the Elmers End Safer Neighbourhood base.

A Bromley Police spokesman said: "This was a horrible and completely unnecessary deliberate act of cruelty on defenceless wildlife and I would appeal for anyone with any information to contact us on 01689 891212 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111".

Enquiries are ongoing at SERCO to identify the offender concerned.

Anyone with concerns about wildlife crime in the borough should contact PC John Blackman, Bromley Police's Wildlife Liaison Officer on 0208 284 8857.