Officers from the NWCU and the West Midlands Police Wildlife Unit have interviewed a 44 year old man regarding suspected offences contrary to the Control of Trade in Endangered Species Regulations 2018 and the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. A file is being prepared for consideration by the Crown Prosecution Service.
This relates to an investigation which began in December 2018 when officers executed a search warrant at an address in Walsall. The warrant related to the illegal trade and possession of Barn owls. Six Barn owls and a large quantity of paperwork was seized.