RSPB press release (4 July 2019):
Young peregrine falcon illegally shot
A young peregrine had to be euthanised after it was found with a broken wing and a shotgun pellet in its chest.
The bird was found in the road at Aldford, part of the Grosvenor Estate, south of Chester, (The Grosvenor Estate represents all the business activities of the Grosvenor Family, headed by the Duke of Westminster) in Cheshire, on 17 April 2019 and taken to Lower Moss Wood Wildlife Hospital. An X-ray by Northwich Vets confirmed it had a broken wing and piece of shot in its chest.
Knowing it would not recover from its injuries, the vets took the sad decision to put the bird to sleep.