A hungry man who tried to eat a swan while fasting during the Muslim festival of Ramadan has been jailed for two months.
Shamsu Miah, 52, killed the mute swan at a boating pond in Llandudno, north Wales, on September 25.
It was the second day of his fast.
Miah was arrested after a dog walker spotted him carrying a dead swan in a plastic carrier bag shortly after midnight.
When he was challenged by police he told them: "I am a Muslim, I am fasting, I needed to eat."
Hmmm, I can't help but think that Mr Miah has somewhat missed the point of fasting...
Jim Neary, prosecuting, said: "When interviewed he said, 'I was hungry, I had to eat the swan so I killed it, I stabbed it. I did nothing wrong, it was just a bird, I needed to eat'.
"The officers told him the swan was the property of the Queen and he replied, 'I hate the Queen, I hate this country'."
Well, Mr Miah, may I respectfully suggest that, if this is indeed the case, you just fuck right off?