Magistrates rule that RSPB secret video case against grouse keeper was an abuse of process and would have denied him a fair trial

 

Magistrates at Northallerton have dismissed a case brought by the RSPB alleging misuse of a cage trap by a grousemoor keeper on the grounds that the way the charity carried out its investigations amounted to an abuse of process and denied the defendant the prospect of a fair trial.

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Golden Eagle 2015 census

It has iconic status in Scotland’s heritage but the last time breeding pairs of Golden Eagles were counted there were fewer than 450 breeding pairs of golden eagle throughout Britain.

At the last count, just over 10 years ago, there were less than 450 breeding pairs of Golden Eagle in Scotland […]