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Flintshire: Rural police take part in joint operation investigating Raptor persecution and use of poisons

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Flintshire: Rural police take part in joint operation investigating Raptor persecution and use of poisons

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Tuesday, 8 February 2022

Wales - North Wales Police

An operation was carried out in Flintshire today by North Wales Police’s Rural Crime Team, in partnership with the RSPB Investigations Team, the National Wildlife Crime Unit and the Welsh Government, targeting those suspected of unlawfully poisoning birds of prey.
Raptor Persecution is one of the National Wildlife Crime Unit key priorities and includes poisoning, shooting, trapping, habitat destruction and nest destruction/disturbance.

North Wales Police’s Rural Crime Team spokesperson said: “Today a joint operation with @RSPBbirders @ukwildlifecrime @WGrural took place in Flintshire investigating Raptor persecution and use of poisons in an unlawful manner. ”

“The use of poisons to target birds of prey within our countryside will not be tolerated.”

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