Northampton Police press release (17 December 2018):
Buzzard shot in Sywell Country Park
Police officers are appealing for information after a buzzard was shot in Sywell Country Park.
The incident happened between 7am on Wednesday, November 28, and 8pm on Thursday, November 29, when a buzzard was found injured in the park having been shot. Although it was taken to the vets it sadly died a short time later.
All wild birds are protected by law and in shooting this bird a criminal offence has been committed. Anyone with information should contact Northamptonshire Police on 101. Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Incident Number: 349 of 30/11/2018
According to a local source, this buzzard was found next to a wood used for driven pheasant shooting.
[Sywell Country Park by Baz Richardson]
2 thoughts on “Buzzard found shot in Sywell Country Park, Northants”
Again: no request fro help until weeks after the event. When will the police stop mouthing platitudes and take wildlife crime seriously?
The law are not interested and neither are the judiciary