A grouse moor gamekeeper appeared at Lancaster Magistrates Court this morning (27th Feb 2018) to face a series of charges linked to alleged wildlife crime.
Timothy David Cowin, 44, is alleged to have shot two protected short-eared owls in April 2017 at Whernside, Cumbria in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. It is further alleged he was in possession of items (a shotgun and an electronic calling device) capable of being used to kill wild birds.
Mr Cowin’s solicitor, Michael Kenyon, requested an adjournment and no plea was entered.
Mr Cowin will be invited to submit a plea at a case management hearing scheduled for 15th March 2018.
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