A woman who kept more than 100 items made from elephant ivory and tried to sell them online has been sentenced. Janet Winstanley, 60, (29.04.57) of Acklam Road, W10, pleaded guilty at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Monday, 22 January to offences relating to the illegal export of ivory. She was sentenced on the same day […]
A ‘prolific’ trader in illegal animal specimens who sold pickled lizards and monkey heads on eBay has been jailed following an investigation by the National Crime Agency (NCA). Daniel Stocks, who ran a legitimate website selling artificial shrunken heads, used eBay to sell taxidermy specimens under the brand name Killer Curios UK. The 42-year-old, from […]
William Adams aged 64 years of Great Orton, Cumbria has pleaded guilty to uprooting and trading wild plant bulbs. Since 2014 residents of Dalston Village, Cumbria notice large numbers of wild plants were going missing from local woodland. On several occasions witnesses saw a man fitting Adams’s description digging in the area, some witness actually […]
A 32-year-old man from Portsmouth has been sentenced to 1 years imprisonment suspended for 2 years for the illegal sale and export of elephant ivory from the UK. Chao XI from Portsmouth, Hampshire appeared at Portsmouth Magistrates Court on Thursday 3rd November where he pleaded guilty to two charges under the Control of Trade in […]
A 26 year old antiques dealer has been sentenced to 7 months imprisonment for trading illegally in elephant ivory. Shane David BALL of Derwent Avenue, Workington, who had been to stand trial in January, changed his plea to guilty at Carlisle Crown Court today (13th Sept 2016). The case was the result of an investigation […]
An antiques dealer has been fined £930 for selling crocodile and monkey skulls before doing his research. John McCabe, of Sedge Drove in Ten Mile Bank, pleaded guilty to selling a specimen of a saltwater crocodile, three specimens of crab-eating Macaque – a species of monkey – and possessing cannabis. King’s Lynn Magistrates’ Court heard […]
A 56 year old woman from Thornaby, Cleveland has received a caution for buying and selling derivatives of endangered species, including tiger claws. Officers from the National Wildlife Crime Unit identified a trader on Ebay who appeared to be selling tiger claws without the required permits. The seller was subsequently identified. On 18th April 2016 officers […]
Peter Fraser 67 years of Bardsey Place, Longbenton appeared at North Tyneside Magistrates Court yesterday (06/04/2016) where he pleaded guilty to fraud by misrepresentation and 7 offences contrary to the Control of Trade in Endangered Species (Enforcement) Regulations 1997. The offences all related to the illegal trade in birds’ eggs. In November 2015 the National […]
Following a 6 day trial at Reading Crown Court the jury returned a guilty verdict on 4 offences relating to the sale and advertising for sale, via eBay, of antlers from CITES protected species namely Marsh Deer and Pampas Deer. Investigations by Thames Valley Police assisted by the National Wildlife Crime Unit (NWCU) identified the […]
A man who tried to sell the heads of monkeys and leopards on eBay has been sentenced. George Bush, 63, of Riverdale Road, Erith, south east London, also possessed sexual images of animals, Woolwich Crown Court heard. He was sentenced to 14 months in prison, suspended for two years. Bush admitted four charges relating to […]
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