Trial date for Shropshire gamekeeper accused of trapping wild birds


February 14, 2015 05:59

A gamekeeper from Shropshire who has denied using a trap to take or kill a wild bird will go on trial.

Neil Gordon Wainwright has denied possessing and using a Larsen trap, which is made of wood and wire and uses a live animal to attract another into the cage.

He was accused of attempting to trap wild birds in Birch Hill Wood, in Gatten, Stiperstones. Wainwright, 54, of Norbury, near Bishop’s Castle, appeared at Shrewsbury Magistrates Court.

He denied failing to ensure the welfare of two white quail.

He pleaded guilty to three further charges relating to the storage of firearms, ammunition and poison for gassing moles, rabbits and rats.

Wainwright admitted failing to comply with a condition of his firearms licence by not keeping his ammunition in a secured cabinet at his home in Norbury on August 5.

He also admitted failing to store the substance Phostoxin in a suitable way to ensure it did not come into contact with people or the environment on August 5. Phostoxin contains aluminium phosphide, a highly toxic substance which reacts with moisture to create phosphine gas which is lethal to animals at low concentrations in the air in nests, warrens and burrows.

The case was adjourned until May 8 for a trial before a district judge at Telford Magistrates Court.

http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/2015/02/14/trial-date-for-shropshire-gamekeeper-accused-of-trapping-wild-birds/
North West Hunt Saboteurs Association

07960 038230
www.nwhsa.org.uk
info
Blog – https://nwhsa.wordpress.com

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/ManchesterHuntSabs

Direct Action Against All Forms of bloodsports

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s