Sheffield Daily Telegraph – Monday 19 June 1922
Boys Caught Attempting To Take Swans’ Eggs.
At Doncaster, on Saturday, two Denaby boys, aged 16 and 14, were summoned for attempting to take swans’ eggs on Harlington Water. They were caught by a keeper wading in the water in an attempt to reach the nest.
Mr. Frank Allen, prosecuting, said as a consequence the swans had deserted the nest. The boys said the birds attacked them, and the Chairman (Brig.-General Sir. Alington Bewicke-Copley, C. B.) said they had had a lucky escape from possible serious injury.
They were each ordered to pay the costs.