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White-tailed eagle poisoning statement from Dorset Police

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White-tailed eagle poisoning statement from Dorset Police

Date of alert:

Saturday, 8 October 2022

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Dorset Police

Dorset Police has issued a statement about the investigation into the death of a rare white-tailed sea eagle found dead on a shooting estate in North Dorset in Jaunary.

The statement reiterates that is "insufficient evidence to prove an offence of wilful poisoning by an individual" - despite the protected bird of prey have seven times the amount of posion in its body needed to kill it.

The dead male bird of prey, often called the 'flying barn door' eagle due to its two-metre wing span, was released in an reintroduction project on the Isle of Wight in 2020.

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White-tailed eagle poisoning statement from Dorset Police
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