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Man killed Powys badger, and kept fox and red kite at home

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Man killed Powys badger, and kept fox and red kite at home

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Thursday, 10 February 2022

Wales - Dyfed-Powys Police

A man who killed a badger in Powys, took a red kite chick and kept a fox cub in his bedroom has been handed a suspended prison sentence.

Dewi Price, aged 40, of no fixed abode, had denied seven wildlife offences, including on one occasion on which he killed a badger in the Builth Wells area.

The other six offences related to May 2019 when in the Gelligaer area of Hengoed Carmarthenshire, Price twice disturbed a nesting red kite. On another occasion, he intentionally took a red kite and had the bird in his possession.

He was found guilty at a trial at Cardiff Crown Court on February 4 and sentenced to a six-month prison sentence that was suspended for 12 months, a 20-day rehabilitation activity requirement, and was disqualified from keeping dogs for two years.

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