Thursday, November 6, 2014

Bird of prey poisoner sentenced

A gamekeeper convicted of 'the worst case of bird of prey poisoning' recorded in England, according to the RSPB, has been given a 10-week suspended sentence.

Allen Lambert, 65, who worked on the Stody Estate, near Holt in Norfolk, was found guilty of deliberately killing 10 buzzards and a sparrowhawk.

Head of RSPB investigations Bob Elliot said the discovery of the carcasses at Lambert's home was 'truly dreadful'.

More to follow.