Monmouthshire man guilty of destroying habitat containing Dormice, Slow Worm, Grass Snake, Great Crested Newts, Bats and Badgers
Monmouthshire company fined for damaging an important Great Crested Newt habitat
Two Lincolnshire men sentenced under new hare coursing legislation
Hoard of suspected poached deer skulls and fox tails uncovered after drugs raid in Nottinghamshire
National first as Essex poachers banned from owning dogs
Four men sentenced following hare coursing incidents in Stirling and the Borders
Fine for angler who gave false name to NRW enforcement officer
Blaenau Gwent man prosecuted for encouraging dog to enter a live badger sett
Carlisle man bludgeoned badger with shovel then tossed it to dogs
Warwickshire Hunt hit with notice from police amid concerns about 'dangers' on roads
Gloucestershire man fined after messages showed him bragging and admitting to the illegal hunting of foxes
Two Gwent fishermen caught and in court for illegal netting
Bird of prey poisoned, Horncastle, Lincolnshire
Dorset hunt master found guilty and fined £6,800
Fines for two men caught digging at active badger sett on Wrexham farm
Norfolk Gamekeeper admits killing birds of prey
Cwmbran man fined for fishing without a rod licence or permission to fish
Essex angler fined £240 after illegally fishing on the River Stour.
North Wales man posed with ‘severely injured’ dogs after using them for badger baiting
To support the Badger Priority Delivery Group, and working in partnership with the Badger Trust, a one day module on the persecution of badgers has been developed, which is being offered to every police force in England & Wales. It was launched during Badger Week in 2016.
‘To equip police staff with the ability to undertake investigations in relation to the issues and criminal offences that badgers face in the UK’
It will cover areas key to assisting with investigations, badger ecology, sett identification, legislation, case law, expert witnesses, crime scenes, partnerships, development, and current trends, and methods.
It’s open to all police staff.
This training is being offered to every police force across England & Wales at no charge for the trainer’s attendance, and delivery. However each force will be expected to supply a suitable facility, and maybe a cup of coffee for the trainer.
For further details then please get in contact with Craig Fellowes: