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Police appeal for info 5 months after peregrine nest robbery

South Yorkshire Police and the National Wildlife Crime Unit are appealing for information following the theft of a peregrine chick from a nest site in Rotherham.

They have published two photographs of the suspect (caught on an RSPB surveillance camera).

The crime took place over five months ago on Friday 8th May.

Chief Inspector Martin Sims, head of the NWCU said: “The illegal trade in birds of prey is a UK wildlife crime priority….

Really.

The RSPB is offering a £1000 reward for information that leads to a conviction.

Police press release here

CCTV image 1_5

CCTV image 2_4

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10 Responses to “Police appeal for info 5 months after peregrine nest robbery”


  1. 1 Tony Warburtopn MBE
    October 28, 2015 at 6:39 pm

    Mark Rosbear, I rest my case!

  2. October 28, 2015 at 7:42 pm

    Why the long time lapse before this was published?

  3. 3 Dougie
    October 28, 2015 at 7:46 pm

    Chief Inspector Martin Sims, head of the NWCU said: “The illegal trade in birds of prey is a UK wildlife crime priority….”

    Priority ???? Is that guy the full shilling ?

  4. 4 Jimmy
    October 28, 2015 at 8:27 pm

    I can’t think of any other obvious crime where the police think its ok to delay such appeals to that extent. It really is taking the p*ss at this stage

  5. 5 nirofo
    October 28, 2015 at 8:48 pm

    Here we go again, up to their usual tricks of waiting until the dust has settled before they do anything. Why would they mention “The illegal trade in birds of prey is a UK wildlife crime priority”, do they already have information that would make them think that or is it just the usual whitewash for we haven’t got a clue now we’ve left it so long but here’s a sounbite to be going on with. The most obvious line of enquiry to anyone who knows that area should be among the pigeon fanciers, of which there are quite a few, surely someone among that lot could do with a £1000 !!!

  6. 6 Chris Roberts
    October 28, 2015 at 10:55 pm

    5 months !!! – incredible.

  7. 7 Andrew
    October 29, 2015 at 12:20 pm

    Why could the RSPB not have posted those images? If the police had a suspect they should have been round PDQ if not what harm does posting the images? By the police or RSPB.

  8. 9 S Grant
    October 31, 2015 at 9:40 pm

    Who are the NWCU………………..complete waste of time and money………..how can they possibly justify their existence.

    Redirect the money spent on NWCU where it will make a difference.

    National Wildlife Clown Unit


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