South Yorkshire man charged with keeping two tawny owls in captivity.

A man from Sheffield has been charged with offences relating to the capture of wild owls.

Joel Martin, 20, of Clayton Crescent in Waterthorpe has been charged with taking and possessing two wild Tawny owls and of having a trap capable of being used to take wild birds.

He was arrested on 19 May by Wildlife Crime Officers from South Yorkshire Police and the National Wildlife Crime Unit.

He is due to appear in court on 16 June.

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