The shot Red Kite was found near Salperton, a village located about eight miles east of Cheltenham on March 12 2021. Gloucestershire Police’s rural crime team found the bird and have released X-ray photos. The rural crime team said on Twitter: “Red Kite shot 12/03, Salperton Village. Believed to be shot close to village. […]
The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority have expressed dismay and shock after footage released showed two buzzards being lured to their deaths on a North Yorkshire grouse moor. The footage, released by the RSPB investigations team, showed a large eagle owl being used to draw in buzzards. A man nearby, who had tethered the owl […]
Dedicated rural police officers have secured criminal behaviour orders for three men convicted of hare coursing in Essex after a 17-month investigation. On 13 October 2019, a farmer reported to us that four men with lurcher dogs were walking across his land in West Hanningfield, and were believed to be hare coursing. During the call, […]
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 […]
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 […]
Police are set to investigate the death of two peregrine falcons which nested at the iconic Samson and Goliath cranes in Belfast. It is believed the birds, which are protected by law, were poisoned. They were found lying close together under the cranes at the weekend and have been removed for post mortem examination. The birds […]
On Tuesday 9th March 2021 officers from Sussex’s Rural Crime team accompanied by a NWCU Investigations Support Officer executed a warrant issued under COTES (Control of Trade in Endangered Species) at an address in the Sussex area relating to the illegal trade in endangered species. During the search of the property a number of items […]
On March 3, 2021, Pacific Gateway Holding Inc. was ordered to pay a fine of $163,776 after entering a guilty plea in Vancouver court to two charges under federal wildlife legislation. These charges are related to the illegal importation of significant quantities of meat of the Anguilla anguilla, commonly known as the European eel. The company […]
Two men were released under investigation after reports of hare coursing near Warminster. Police were called at about 1.15pm on Thursday, February 25 2021 reporting suspicious activity on farmland in the Boyton area. Officers attended and pursued a silver Honda CR-V after it failed to stop. The National Police Air Service (NPAS) assisted and located […]
New rural task force teams have been set up across Lancashire to target the issues that matter most to rural communities including machinery theft, rural, wildlife and heritage crime. A total of 20 officers have been funded through the police officer uplift programme. The teams will form part of the local policing teams that already […]
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