RSPB calls for tighter regulations over pesticides
Date of alert:
Sunday, 19 February 2023
THE RSPB has called for tighter regulations regarding the use of pesticides after a gamekeeper was convicted for a host of rural offences.
Paul Allen, 54 and from Wimborne, was given a suspended sentence at Weymouth Magistrates’ Court on February 16 after being caught in possession of dead birds, regulated pesticides, and a loaded shotgun.
Allen’s court appearance followed an extensive investigation by Dorset Police’s rural crime team alongside partner agencies including Natural England and the National Wildlife Crime Unit.
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