News is emerging of a multi-agency investigation today following the discovery of an illegally poisoned buzzard near Lakenheath in Suffolk.
Suffolk Police, Natural England and the RSPB Investigations Team attended and a number of guns and pesticides were seized. This is excellent partnership working and what a response!
The investigation continues and hopefully charges will be forthcoming.
[Photo from Suffolk Police]
UPDATE 24th August 2021: Another gamekeeper in court for alleged poisoning of buzzard (here)
UPDATE 9th November 2021: Gamekeeper convicted for pesticide and firearms offences but buzzard-poisoning charge is dropped (here)
8 thoughts on “Police investigate illegal poisoning of a buzzard in Suffolk – guns & pesticides seized”
[Ed: Sorry Alan, this is a live investigation, I can’t publish your comment]
Good stuff – maybe certain other police forces could learn a bit from this response….
[Ed: Sorry Andrew, this is a live investigation so I can’t publish your comment]
Hopefully a bit of good news for once!
Notwithstanding the absence of detail at this point in time it is good to have news of the police in action in relation to wildlife crime.