A man from Blaenau Gwent has been successfully prosecuted in a joint operation by Natural Resources Wales (NRW) and the National Wildlife Crime Unit (NWCU) for encouraging his dog to enter a badgers sett, in pursuit of badgers known to be present. Jordan Thomas from Brynmawr, appeared before Cwmbran Magistrates on 14 December 2022 […]
A Carlisle man who used a shovel to “bludgeon” a badger before tossing the terrified animal to his dog has been jailed [17th December 2022]. The horrific badger baiting incident near to Aglionby was conducted primarily by 28-year-old Dale Rickerby, but he was assisted by his older brother Michael James Rickerby, 32, who was given […]
Two men were caught illegally digging at an active badger sett near Wrexham. A member of the public alerted the police after spotting them on land at Cross Lanes on 30 August 2021. One of the men was lying on his stomach in a large rectangular hole which had been dug into a bank. Two […]
A man from North Wales who was photographed showing off his severely injured dogs after he used them to illegally bait badgers, has been given a suspended prison sentence. Disturbing images and footage of the dogs, who had significant untreated facial and jaw injuries, were discovered on Philip Stevens’ mobile phone after alleged activities relating to […]
A director of a housebuilding firm has been fined more than £9,000 after a badger sett was damaged during construction work in Aberdeen. Bruce Allan, 57, admitted breaching the Protection of Badgers Act in Milltimber in June last year. He was fined in his capacity as a director of Malcolm Allan Housebuilders after allowing […]
A dad has been found guilty of animal cruelty offences after posting on social media about taking his son out badger baiting to celebrate his release from prison. Grant Leigh Senior, 52, from Hyde, was convicted of causing unnecessary suffering to a terrier, alongside failing to properly look after six other dogs. His son Grant […]
Wednesday 5 May 2021 11:08 “AN APPALLING act of cruelty” has led to a Rathfriland man being handed a jail sentence as a judge said his actions were “something from the Middle Ages”. Paul Michael Reavey, 53, of Lisnaree Road, near Shinn, was convicted of causing unnecessary suffering to a Patterdale Terrier. The judge said […]
The PAW Forensics Working Group (FWG) was established in 1996. Its membership is made up of representatives from the forensic science community, government departments, the Police, UK Border Force and non-governmental organisations. The FWG aims to support the application of scientific technologies to countering wildlife crime in the UK. It keeps abreast of developments in […]
The NWCU are pleased to announce the new chair and secretary for the Badger Persecution Priority Delivery Group (BPPDG). DC Aaron Flint from Lincolnshire Police will take over as Chair and PC Sam O’Key from Cumbria Police will assist as Secretary. Both are prominent figures in the Wildlife Crime arena and are accomplished Wildlife Crime […]
Northern Ireland badger crime remains widespread, new badger report reveals A report highlighting the disturbance of badgers and destruction of their setts in Northern Ireland has stated that there were 155 incidents concerning potential crimes against badgers reported to the PSNI during the period 2016-18. Published by the “Partnership for Action against Wildlife Crime […]
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