A gamekeeper is due in court tomorrow (12th August 2021) accused of the alleged killing of a number of buzzards.
This prosecution relates to the joint investigation undertaken by Nottinghamshire Police and the RSPB’s Investigations Team in January this year (see here). It’s a good example of what genuine partnership-working can achieve.
Tomorrow’s court hearing will provide an opportunity for the defendant to enter a plea.
If he pleads not guilty, the case is expected to continue to go to trial at a later date.
If he pleads guilty, he may be sentenced tomorrow or the magistrate may ask for background reports before sentencing at a later date.
Please note, as this is a live case no further detail will be provided here until the case has concluded or there is official commentary from the court reporter. Comments on this particular blog also won’t be accepted until the case concludes so as not to prejudice proceedings. Thanks for your understanding.
UPDATE 15th August 2021: Trial date set for gamekeeper accused of killing buzzards (here)