JAMES BRYCE Email Published: 12:35 Monday 30 April 2018
A rare and protected bird has been reported as being shot in rugby town centre. Warwickshire Police said it has received a call about a peregrine falcon being shot in the town centre. Sgt Stuart Baker, who is also a wildlife crime officer in Rugby said: "Warwickshire Police take all types of wildlife crime seriously.
"Peregrine Falcons are rare species protected in law as Schedule 1 birds and are therefore offered additional protection at all times by the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.
"It is clear from the RSPB investigation into the killing of this bird that at some point in the past, somebody has deliberately shot this bird causing it serious injury.
"I would encourage anyone with any information to contact us or the RSPB if you have any information in relation to this offence.
Information can also be passed to Crimestoppers on 0800555111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org."