“Pressures on local policing make wildlife crime difficult to tackle, when other offences are deemed to have a higher priority in the eyes of the public, writes farming journalist Philip Bowern.
But the National Wildlife Crime Unit, (NWCU) now headed up by Chief Inspector Martin Sims, has the job of investigating incidents like the Dyrham Park deer attack.
Mr Sims is a police officer in Sussex with 27 years’ experience. He takes over from Detective Inspector Nevin Hunter, who was on secondment to the wildlife crime unit from Devon and Cornwall Police until his retirement in July.”
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Source: Western Daily Press