Police were called to Bingley Three Rise Locks around 2.22pm on 11th August 2020 by a number of passers-by and the lock keeper.

After initial inspection, it was determined the bird had been shot with a pellet gun and sadly died as a result of its injuries.

A spokesperson for West Yorkshire Police said: “Police were called during the afternoon of Tuesday August 11 by a vets surgery which made a third party report of a  Peregrine Falcon dying after being shot with a pellet gun. Officers have recorded a crime for the killing of a protected schedule one bird and initial enquiries are underway.”

Anyone who has information about the incident is asked to contact the Bingley NPT on 101, referencing crime number 132004033337

Source: The Telegraph & Argus

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