Derbyshire Gamekeeper appeal hearing- the prosecution evidence concluded yesterday (18th January)

After nearly 3 weeks of intense testimony heard in the appeal hearing brought by Derbyshire gamekeeper Glenn Brown against his conviction for wildlife crimes, the case for the prosecution at Derby Crown Court was completed (Wednesday 18th January). Brown together with his witnesses began giving their testimony today (Thursday). It seems possible the case will continue throughout the next two to three weeks. What ever the outcome of this protracted appeal the legal costs for one side or the other are likely to be huge adding to the £10.000 in costs already incurred by Brown.

[singlepic id=449 w=149 h=270 float=left] Glenn Brown was convicted of several wildlife crimes in June last year, three weeks ago he launched an appeal against his conviction. The basis for the appeal is not known at this time. Raptor Politics has surmised this may have more to do the shooting tenant’s wish to retain the shooting rights granted by the National Trust. If Brown’s appeal is unsuccessful, it seems likely the shooting tenancy will not be reinstated by the National Trust. Inside information has also revealed, even if Brown’s appeal is successful, his former employer is most unlikely to ask him to return to his old job as he was seen to let the side down – by getting caught red-handed:

Raptor Politics readers will recall Brown was convicted last June at Chesterfield Magistrates Court of seven offences under the Wildlife and Countryside Act after a 10-day hearing. Brown was also ordered to pay costs of £10,000 and carry out 100 hours community service for attempting to trap and kill birds of prey.

 

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