Joint partnership sees suspecting hunting tools seized
Date of alert:
Thursday, 3 February 2022
A haul of poaching and hunting equipment has been seized as part of a joint day of action between Northumbria Police and the RSPCA.
On Friday, officers from the Rural Crime Team and Alnwick and Hexham NPT alongside partners from the RSPCA and National Wildlife Crime Unit executed warrants at two addresses, one in Hexham and a second in Longframlington, after receiving intelligence that people at the properties were believed to be involved in hunting badgers and foxes.
The warrants were executed simultaneously, and officers conducted thorough searches of both properties, resulting in a number of electronic devices and animal traps being seized.
Animals living at the property were also given welfare checks by the RSPCA.