Wildlife and Environmental Crime Prosecutors Appointed in Scotland

MEDIA STATEMENT

[singlepic id=291w=118 h=118 float=left]RSPB Scotland

Thursday 24th February 2011

IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The RSPB welcomes specialist team of wildlife and environmental crime prosecutors

The appointment of a dedicated, full-time team of wildlife and environmental crime prosecutors has been warmly welcomed in Scotland by conservation campiage groups.

Solicitor General Frank Mulholland has announced that a team of three specialists will investigate, mark and prosecute all such cases, under the management of Tom Dysart, the Area Procurator Fiscal for Ayrshire.

Stuart Housden, director of RSPB Scotland, said: “We very much welcome this move that should concentrate knowledge and experience of wildlife crime matters into the hands of a smaller but more expert team. Wildlife crime is often complex and difficult to enforce ,  many crimes are going unprosecuted and we hope these measures will now help to address this.”

1 comment to Wildlife and Environmental Crime Prosecutors Appointed in Scotland

  • nirofo

    That’s good news, only one problem, the police have got to be involved and present the evidence in the first place! I won’t hold my breath for that happening, I would say the police are the biggest problem in bringing the criminal persecutors to justice.

    nirofo.