Police Scotland raid Stirlingshire shooting estate after peregrine falcon found poisoned.

PEREGRINE-SHOT-NEAR-bOLTONYesterday, 21st February, Police Scotland executed search warrants on a shooting estate in the Stirling area after a Peregrine Falcon was found to have been poisoned by the banned pesticide Carbofuran.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said;

“In July 2014, a member of the public contacted police to report a dead Red Kite on the same estate. Subsequent investigation revealed this bird was also poisoned with the same banned pesticide. There was no release of information to the general public at this time for operational reasons”.

Red Kite Yorkshire

Poisoned Red Kite

” It is evident that an ongoing and intentional effort to poison wildlife is occurring at this location in Stirlingshire and we will be working closely with the relevant partners and using all investigative techniques at our disposal to identify the offender(s) and bring them to justice”.
“We would appeal to anyone who has knowledge of these incidents, or this type of criminality, to contact us and give any information that would assist us. We all have a duty to protect the environment and it is imperative these criminals are caught”.

“Information can be given by contacting 101 or by calling crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Information will be treated in the strictest confidence if required”.

Forth Valley Police Division
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