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Police investigate after seagulls shot

30 Jun 2016 13:35 PM

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Police are investigating following reports of seagulls having been shot and killed in Berwick.

Officers received reports dead and injured seagulls having been found in the area of Ravensdowne, Parade, Walkergate and Church Street areas of Berwick.

Several birds have died after being shot with an air weapon in the last three months. 

Officers are carrying our enquiries into these incidents.

Neighbourhood PC Beth Spours, from Berwick said: "We are appealing for help from the community to identify those responsible for these incidents.

"We want to remind people that it is an offence to kill or injure seagulls.  It is also very distressing for members of the community to find these dead and injured birds where they live. The people responsible may not only be committing offences by shooting gulls, but could endanger the public by using firearms in a public place.

"We would also like to warn people that anyone found to be using an air weapon  illegally may face arrest and possible prosecution."

Police are appealing for witnesses who may have seen or heard anything suspicious is asked to contact police.

Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting reference number of 258 29/06/16 or ring the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

 

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