Ross-shire Massacre: police searches underway

Bird poisoning farm searchesThe 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.

Previous posts on Ross-shire Massacre here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here.


4 Responses to “Ross-shire Massacre: police searches underway”

  1. 1 Dave
    April 9, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    Good luck to them, but I suspect any evidence will be long gone.

  2. 2 nirofo
    April 9, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    Better LATE than NEVER I suppose !!!

  3. 3 seamus ohara
    April 10, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    why is no one ever caught

  4. 4 Alex Milne
    April 10, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    Here’s how the conversation goes at Police HQ in Inverness:
    “Look they’ve had 3 weeks to get rid of any evidence by now. Shouldn’t we get a warrant?”
    “Nah, let’s just give them a few more days, and announce we are going to do searches. That should do it……”.

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