Terence Potter from Upper Cumberworth will appear at Sheffield Magistrates’ Court tomorrow
16th February 2021
A 63-year-old man is set to appear in court accused of taking almost 200 wild bird eggs including those belonging to an endangered species.
Terence Potter, from Huddersfield, will appear at Sheffield Magistrates’ Court tomorrow (Wednesday) charged with four counts of possessing an article capable of being used to take birds eggs, three counts of possession of a wild bird’s eggs and three counts of taking wild bird eggs.
The charges brought against Mr Potter, of Cumberworth Lane, Upper Cumberworth, date back to April 2020 with allegations that he took 179 black headed gull eggs, four golden plover eggs and three curlew eggs.
The curlew, the largest European wading bird, is listed as being under threat by the RSPB website stating its UK conservation status is red.