Last month we blogged about Robert Simpson, a 66-year-old from Cleghorn in South Lanarkshire who was facing three charges of alleged wildlife crime, including the illegal trapping and killing of a barn owl. His case was continued without plea for four weeks as he was considered too unwell to attend court (see here).
His case was due to re-start at Lanark Sheriff Court yesterday (31st Oct). However, a local reporter has informed us the Fiscal did not call the case yesterday as Mr Simpson has died.
Barn owl photo by Miles Herbert.
3 thoughts on “Persecution case dropped as alleged raptor killer dies”
could not have happened to a more deserving guy!!!
‘could not have happened to a more deserving guy!!!’….What, that the case was dropped, or that he died?
I was bought up never to speak ill of the dead – but at least our wildlife is now just a wee bit safer.