The RSPB reports that Derbyshire gamekeeper Glenn Brown has lost his lengthy appeal against his conviction for seven offences relating to the illegal use of a baited trap to take birds of prey, the intentional taking of a sparrowhawk, and numerous animal welfare offences.
Brown was convicted in June 2011 for the offences that took place on the National Trust’s Howden Moor in Derbyshire. Despite the penalties available, he was only given 100 hours of community service and ordered to pay £10,000 costs (see here, here, here and here for background).
According to the RSPB press release, Brown’s appeal, which began on 3 January 2012 at Derby Crown Court, included ‘a blistering attack against the integrity of the RSPB, claiming evidence had been planted to incriminate Brown’. The appeal was dismissed on 24 January 2012 by Judge Watson, who commented on the credibility of the RSPB witnesses. Brown was ordered to pay a further £7,000 costs.
It is not known whether Brown was/is a member of the National Gamekeepers’ Organisation. You can find out by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
RSPB press release here
5 thoughts on “Convicted gamekeeper Glenn Brown loses his appeal”
Ah, the good old “the RSPB planted it” defence…how gullible do they think we are?
Well at least £17,000 should make him really popular with whoever is picking up the costs. I wonder is he still employed by the National Trust
We think Glenn Brown was employed by the shooting tenant on Howden Moor (Geoff Eyre) as opposed to being employed directly by the National Trust. An interesting question would be whether Geoff Eyre’s shooting tenancy on Howden Moor has now been terminated by the National Trust (the landowner), in view of the conviction and failed appeal of Eyre’s gamekeeper Glenn Brown.
You would think the Nation Trust would have changed the shooting tenancy as soon as the case was proved against Brown. Is there any way of finding out ?
You would think so, wouldn’t you. You could try: email@example.com