Charges over peregrine's pesticide death
Thu. 9 Nov. 2006
Scotland - Aberdeen
A MAN has been charged in connection with the illegal use of pesticides following the death of a peregrine falcon.
The 34-year-old was investigated after the bird's corpse was found on an open hill near Lumsden, in Aberdeenshire.
Grampian Police refused to identify the pesticide used.
The joint operation involved Grampian Police wildlife crime officers, Scottish Executive environment and rural affairs department officers and RSPB investigations staff.
The inquiry concentrated on the illegal use of pesticides following an incident reported to police in June.
Those convicted of the illegal killing of wild birds can face up to six months' imprisonment or a £5,000 fine for each offence.
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