The Scottish SPCA and Police Scotland, along with other partners, have undertaken a search on a Scottish grouse shooting estate following reports of alleged wildlife crimes.
The multi-agency raid took place in November 2020.
A Scottish SPCA special investigations unit chief inspector, who cannot be named due to undercover work, said: “The Scottish SPCA is committed to the protection of all animals including wild animals.
‘We can confirm there is an ongoing investigation in to wildlife crime in the Tayside area.
‘This investigation is being carried out in conjunction with our partners from Police Scotland and we look forward to working with the wildlife crime unit as the case progresses“.
I understand this unnamed estate is in central Perthshire.
More details will be published when they’re made available.