Ex-Glasgow guardsman who once guarded the Queen and Princess Diana says he throttled a duck to death

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Ex-Glasgow guardsman who once guarded the Queen and Princess Diana says he throttled a duck to death beacuse it was in pain.

Robert Muir was given a suspended 12-week prison sentence for strangling the wild bird in front of horrified onlookers in a park in London.

Ex-Glasgow guardsman says he throttled duck to death in park beacuse it was in pain Photo(C) GETTY
Ex-Glasgow guardsman says he throttled duck to death in park beacuse it was in pain Photo(C) GETTY

Muir, who said he once guarded royalty as a member of the Scots Guards, claimed he killed the wild duck “for the right reasons”.

The 49-year-old said: “I grew up in the countryside, hunting and fishing, I know how to look after animals, I’m an animal lover.

“I did what I did because I had to, it wasn’t a pleasant thing to do, but it was suffering.

“I could see it was injured, it had a huge gash under its wing, it was going to die, but that wasn’t picked up in the CCTV.

“I did it for the right reasons, I’m not a bad person.

Ex-Glasgow guardsman says he throttled duck to death in park beacuse it was in pain Photo(C) GETTY
Ex-Glasgow guardsman says he throttled duck to death in park beacuse it was in pain Photo(C) GETTY

“I’m an ex-soldier, I was in the second battalion of the Scots Guards, I used to be in the household division guarding the Queen and Princes Diana.”

Muir, originally from Glasgow, left the army in 1998 and now lives in west London.

Source: eveningtimes co uk

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