The wild buzzard was found injured, dragging its wing on the floor
LANCASHIRE Constabulary’s Wildlife Crime Officer is appealing for information after a Buzzard was found injured in West Lancashire.
The wild buzzard was found injured, dragging its wing on the floor in the Tawd Vale Scout Camp on Hill Lane in Lathom by walker on the 3rd of November.
The bird was taken to a local bird sanctuary and it was then reported to police.
The bird was recovered by PC Mark Thomas, the Wildlife Crime Officer and a representative from Cuerden Birds. It was taken to a vet where it was established that it had been shot with what appears to have been a shot gun and due to its extensive injuries, sadly, it had to be put down.
PC Mark Thomas said, “Shooting a wild bird is an offence is under the Wildlife and Countryside Act so I would appeal to anyone with information to come forward.
“Although it is a remote spot, it is popular with walkers and so if anyone has been in the area recently and remembers seeing anything at all suspicious then please do get in touch.”
Anyone with any information is asked to contact police by calling 101.”
People with information can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line at Crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.