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Wildlife Crime - Caithness

Issued: 15 Sep 2010

On Monday 13th September 2010, an injured Osprey was rescued close to the River Dunbeath in Caithness by the local SSPCA Inspector. Despite treatment by a local vet, the Osprey died as a result of the injury, which examination has revealed to be as the result of a deliberate act by person or persons unknown. Northern Constabulary are working in partnership with the SSPCA and the RSPB in order to conduct enquiries into this incident.Caithness Wildlife Crime Officer, PC Cailean Macleod commented " any persons with any information regarding who is responsible for committing this crime, or where the Osprey received its' injury, is asked to contact either Wick or Thurso Police Stations on 01955 603551 or 01847 893222 or via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."

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