“Members of the public are being asked to play their part to stop wildlife crime, by reporting illegal traps and snares.
The message comes following the conviction of a man for permitting the use of a pole trap at a farm in Cropton, near Pickering, on 11 June 2014.
Michael Wood, 69, of Sinnington, was found guilty of the offence at Scarborough Magistrates Court on 17 February. He was fined £4,000, and ordered to pay costs of £750 and a victim surcharge of £120.
PC Andy Marsden, a Wildlife Crime Officer at North Yorkshire Police, said: “This conviction sends out a strong message that North Yorkshire Police will take decisive action against people who commit wildlife crime.”
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Source: North Yorkshire Police
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