Owls seized as police wildlife teams raid St Helens address
Date of alert:
Tuesday, 28 June 2022
THREE tawny owls were seized at a house in St Helens as police carried out a raid as part of an investigation into an alleged "wild bird disturbance" in Cheshire.
Officers in St Helens joined Cheshire Police Rural Crime Team to execute the warrant on Monday morning.
The raid was in connection with allegations of possible offences at a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) in Cheshire.
In a statement police said: "A number of partner agencies joined us, including Natural England, RSPCA (England & Wales) and the National Wildlife Crime Unit.