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Appeal following bird of victim shot near Grantown


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Police officers are appealing for info after a safeguarded bird of victim was shot near Grantown

“We got a report of a red kite being shot around 11.15am on Monday on the Lochindorb Estate,” a representative said this afternoon.

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Library Shot Of A Red Kite Milvus Milvus, In Flight
Library shot of a red kite Milvus milvus, in flight

It was recuperated with the help of the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SSPCA) however needed to be euthanized as its injuries were not recoverable.

Community Police Inspector Craig Johnstone said: “The red kite is a protected species and under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 it is illegal to kill them.

“I am asking anyone in the local community who may be able to help with our enquiries to come forward. If you were walking in the area on Monday then please let us know if you saw anything.

“In particular, if you saw quad bikes in the area or off road vehicles, then get in touch as even the smallest bit of information could assist with our investigation.”

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Anyone with info is asked to call Police Scotland on 101, estimating occurrence number 1760 of Monday, 27 March, or phone anonymously to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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