Police Wildlife Liaison Officer guilty of wildlife crime

Two gamekeepers from the Worksop Manor Estate, Nottinghamshire pleaded guilty at Newark magistrates to the use of a cage trap baited with a live pigeon in order to take birds of prey.

The head keeper Michael Mather was fined £440 with £560 costs while the underkeeper. Mark Wardle a recently retired Nottinghamshire Police Wildlife Liaison Officer was fined £600 with £840 costs.

Source : Sunderland Echo