Case against Stody Estate gamekeeper Allen Lambert: part 2

allen lambert stody estateLast week we blogged about Norfolk gamekeeper Allen Lambert who had been charged with seven alleged wildlife crime offences including the killing of 14 buzzards, 1 sparrowhawk and 1 tawny owl (see here).

The case against 64-year old Lambert, a gamekeeper on the award-winning Stody Estate, was heard last Thursday (19th December 2013) at Kings Lynn magistrates court.

It has been reported that Lambert pled guilty to keeping banned pesticides (Mevinphos & Aldicarb) but denied killing raptors and keeping some of their bodies.

His case was adjourned until 22nd January 2014.

Interestingly, the news report calls Lambert a ‘former’ gamekeeper.

News report from EDP24 here.


12 Responses to “Case against Stody Estate gamekeeper Allen Lambert: part 2”

  1. 1 Dave
    December 23, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    Maybe he’s taken early retirement, or his employers have paid him a year’s salary to go early to keep the peace. Either way, the photo looks like he’s being led away in handcuffs, which wouldn’t be in-appropraite, if he’s proven guilty of course. Because, as we know, everyone’s innocent until proven guilty, right?

  2. 2 Dougie
    December 23, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    Looks like another POTENTIAL criminal. No end to it, is there.

  3. December 23, 2013 at 11:44 pm

    The Stody estate web site http://www.stodyestate.co.uk/Index.htm makes no mention of hunting or game-keeping, but has lots of wildlife links etc.

  4. 6 Mike Price
    December 24, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    Fortunately (or unfortunately depending on your view point), we can still see archived webpages so http://web.archive.org/web/20120527130602/http://www.fieldsportsmagazine.com/UK-Shoots/stody-estate-norfolk.html should give you the aforementioned article

  5. 8 Marco McGinty
    December 24, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    Interesting past connections with the GWCT, and considering the GWCT’s recent connections to the estate, it’s also interesting that the GWCT has failed to mention this alleged catalogue of wildlife crime on its website. I wonder why?

    Anyone know if this person is, or was, a member of the NGO? But then again, even if he is found guilty, the NGO might not class these offences as wildlife crimes.

    • 9 nirofo
      December 24, 2013 at 7:51 pm

      “the NGO might not class these offences as wildlife crimes”

      Judging by the huge amount of well documented wildlife crime committed almost every day by gamekeepers and others I would hazard a guess that they don’t !!!

  6. 10 Marco McGinty
    December 24, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    And similarly, there doesn’t appear to be anything about these alleged crimes on the NGO website. This is puzzling, as this website proudly displays the following header on its news page;

    “The NGO actively manages news stories relating to gamekeeping and the organisation’s important work.”

    Now, correct me if I’m wrong, but surely this story relates to gamekeeping? The man is/was a gamekeeper, and the alleged crimes were committed when he was working as a gamekeeper on a shooting estate. As far as I am concerned, there is an undoubted connection to gamekeeping. Could someone from the NGO please explain why this catalogue of alleged gamekeeping crimes has been ignored on the NGO website? This is the same organisation that was quick enough to have a pop at the RSPB on a non-gamekeeping matter (the Birdcrime report), so one would wonder why they would choose to ignore an alleged incident of great severity.

  7. 11 Marco McGinty
    December 24, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    And would you believe it, there is nothing about this alleged crime on the Countryside Alliance website! Another vile organisation that had to have a go at the RSPB for their Birdcrime report, yet can’t manage a piece on this string of alleged crimes. Anyone care to guess why?

    • 12 nirofo
      December 25, 2013 at 8:09 pm

      If anybody here has to guess why the NGO / SGO and Countryside Alliance websites never have a word to say against wildlife crimes committed by gamekeepers then they should be reading “Shooting Times” not viewing this website.

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