“An English egg collector has been handed a six month prison sentence, suspended for three years, and a 5000 Lev (£2024) fine after pleading guilty to the illegal possession of 16 birds’ eggs and three taxidermy specimens at a court in Burgas, Bulgaria, today. This follows a lengthy investigation by the Burgas Police, assisted by The Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds (BSPB) [Note 2], and the RSPB.
Jan Frederick Ross, formerly from Bury, Greater Manchester, is believed to have moved to Bulgaria around 2004 following a trio of convictions for egg collecting in the UK. After reports that Ross was continuing his illegal collecting overseas in Bulgaria, a Bulgarian police investigation proceeded following approaches from the BSPB and RSPB. “
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