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Plea to catch Calderdale suspects damaging badger setts in old Victorian tip sites

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Plea to catch Calderdale suspects damaging badger setts in old Victorian tip sites

Date of alert:

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Thursday, 10 March 2022

13220119036

West Yorkshire Police

West Yorkshire Police's Wildlife & Rural Crime unit has made the appeal after another incident in the borough.

A spokesperson for the unit said: "In the Halifax area we have an issue where suspects are entering old Victorian tip sites with the intention of digging up old bottles in the process they are destroying established badger setts.

"If you are aware of anyone carrying out this type of activity please get in touch or call Crimestoppers 0800 555 111.

"This needs to be stopped before an animal is killed.

"If you have any information about these crimes or can help in any way please contact PC 3168 Hamilton at Todmorden Police Station quoting reference number 13220119036."

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