West Yorkshire Police are appealing for information after a peregrine was found shot in Bingley yesterday (11th August 2020) according to an article in the Telegraph & Argus.
The injured bird was found by members of the public at Bingley Three Rise locks yesterday afternoon. It didn’t survive its injuries, which a vet has described as being caused by a pellet gun.
[The shot peregrine. Photos by Brian Goddard]
A spokesperson for West Yorkshire Police said:
“Police were called during the afternoon of Tuesday August 11 by a vets surgery which made a third party report of a Peregrine Falcon dying after being shot with a pellet gun.
Officers have recorded a crime for the killing of a protected schedule one bird and initial enquiries are underway.”
Anyone who has information about the incident is asked to contact the Bingley NPT on 101, referencing crime number 132004033337
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