The Inverness Courier is reporting that up to ten police cars and vans pulled up outside a number of farms in the Conon Bridge area this morning. The police officers were reportedly searching farm houses, outbuildings, barns and bins.
A Police Scotland spokesperson is quoted as saying: “Police are currently conducting searches in the Conon Brae area as part of ongoing enquiries into a wildlife crime investigation regarding the death of 17 birds of prey consisting of 13 red kites and four buzzards. Landowners in the area are cooperating with the searches“.
Inverness Courier article here.
Also reported on STV here.
Also reported in Ross-shire Journal here.