DOG owners are being asked to ensure their pets are kept on leads at a beauty spot after a duck was killed.

Concerns have been raised about the threat posed to wildlife at Rhyl's Brickfields Pond nature reserve after a duck was killed by a dog who had been allowed off its lead. The incident was reported at the weekend.

Denbighshire Countryside Service have placed secure fencing for a resident swan at the location and is appealing to the public to keep their dogs on a lead at all times. 

Tony Ward, Head of Highways and Environment at Denbighshire, said: "We fully appreciate why dog owners want to use Brickfields Pond as a location to walk their animals. The majority of the owners do so responsibly by keeping their dogs on a lead and we thank them for being so community spirited.

"The small number of individuals that allow their dogs off their lead need to be aware of the increased risk posed to wildlife at the location.

"Brickfields is a haven for wildlife and we want to keep it that way.

"All we ask is that dog owners keep their animals on a lead and to be respectful to other users of the site, as well as the local wildlife."