Detective Sergeant Mick Walker from Merseyside Police, the new lead for the national cyber enabled wildlife crime priority delivery group (PDG) has made an instant impact with the launch of Operation Visualise. Drawing on industry expertise, DS Walker will be assisting Wildlife Crime enforcers out on the front line by enhancing their digital capabilities. Sergeant […]
Russell Oxley (52yrs) a professional taxidermist from Ilkeston, Derbyshire appeared at Nottingham Crown Court on 4th May 2021 where he pleaded guilty to offences relating to the prohibited purchase and offering for sale of the skull and horns of six Gaur Bison, also known as an Indian Bison (Annex ‘A’ species). Oxley was fined £1,000 […]
Jonathon Saggerson (47yrs) a professional taxidermist of Gadsden Court, Milton Keynes appeared at Milton Keynes Magistrates Court today (10th March 2021) to be sentenced for offences relating to the prohibited purchase and offering for sale of the skull of a Barasingha, also known as a Swamp Deer (Annex ‘A’ species). Saggerson was also sentenced for a […]
Eighty alligator heads have been found at a Birmingham house during a police search. Investigators said they suspected the leathery trophies were illegally imported from abroad and then sold on online auction site eBay for a large profit. A 44-year-old man is being voluntarily interviewed after the discovery at an address in the Perry Barr […]
Jonathon SAGGERSON aged 47 of Gadsden Court, Milton Keynes appeared at Milton Keynes Magistrates Court on 27th January 2021 where he pleaded guilty to three offences contrary to the Control of Trade in Endangered Species Regulation 2018 (COTES). All the charges related to the skull of a rare and endangered species of deer known […]
A picture from an advert on Facebook of a Norwegian golden eagle ended in a prison sentence of 1 year and 4 months. On 27 October 2020, the Alingsås District Court sentenced a man in his fifties for one year and four months in prison for aggravated crime against protected species and smuggling. This is […]
A taxidermy dealer who illegally traded in critically endangered species has been sentenced at Preston Crown Court to a total of 56 weeks in custody. The sentence is the result of complex two-and-a-half-year investigation. In December 2017 the UK National Wildlife Crime Unit and Lancashire Police launched a joint investigation into the dealings of Arron Halstead after […]
A Spalding man has been sentenced to nine months in prison for trading in illegal ivory, including buying unworked sections of illegal elephant tusks. Slawomir Kazmierczak, 55, of Redthorne Close, Spalding previously pleaded guilty to nine charges relating to the Control of Trade in Endangered Species (Enforcement) Regulations 1997. The nine charges relate to offences between […]
A trader has pleaded guilty to selling clothing fashioned from endangered wild cats, authorities said. Timothy Norris illegally listed fur coats, hats and scarves for sale on eBay which had been created from leopards, ocelots, lynx and wolves, Scotland Yard said. The 40-year-old, from Surrey, pleaded guilty to illegally trading in endangered species at Croydon […]
Jacek Oleksiak (42yrs) of Blenheim Drive, Yate, Avon appeared before Bristol Magistrates Court (02/08/2018) and pleaded guilty to 9 offences of prohibited sale of Annex ‘A’ species, and a further charge of fraudulently evading export restrictions in respect to a specimen he exported to the USA without permits. Between May and June 2017 the owner […]
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