A 38-year-old man has been ‘cautioned and charged’ for wildlife offences in relation to the illegal trapping of a bird of prey on 26th August 2020 in Aberdeenshire, according to Police Scotland.
PC Davis is quoted as saying:
“Police responded to a report of a trapped bird of prey which was recovered safe and well and released unharmed.
Police Scotland take wildlife crime seriously and appreciate the assistance we get from our communities.
If you have information or concerns you can contact us on 101“.
The species ID of the trapped raptor has not been published, nor have any further details of the location, type of trap etc.
As this individual has been charged, comments on this case will not be published on this blog until criminal proceedings have finished. Thanks for your understanding.
[Tweet from Aberdeenshire North Police earlier this afternoon]
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