The death toll in the mass poisoning at Conon Bridge, Ross-shire, has risen to 22, according to a Scottish journalist (more on that source in a later post this evening).
The current body count is 16 red kites and 6 buzzards.
So far, the police have only confirmed that 12 of the dead were poisoned. Tests apparently continue on the other ten.
The police have not yet revealed the identity of the poison(s) used, leading to some bizarre speculation such as a ‘mystery virus’, ‘contaminated meat’ and ‘accidental agricultural spillage’. We look forward to them putting an end to this speculation and revealing the name of the poison(s) that we believe will confirm that these deaths were a result of deliberate poisoning.
We also look forward to learning more about the status of the police investigation, five weeks after it began.
Previous blogs on the Ross-shire Massacre here.