Norfolk: Gamekeeper denies killing protected wild birds

A gamekeeper has denied killing protected wild birds on a country estate in North Norfolk. Allen Lambert, who is 64 arrived at King's Lynn Magistrates this morning. He denied charges of killing wild birds and keeping chemicals to harm them. It's alleged the offences took place on the Stody Estate near Melton Constable between January …

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Gamekeeper fined for Shropshire bird of prey trap

  A part-time gamekeeper has been ordered to pay more than £500 by a court – after admitting setting an illegal trap in Shropshire designed to harm birds of prey.   Wayne Edward Priday, of Leintwardine, was caught after investigating officers from charity the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds visited a pheasant release …

Multi-millionaire retailer illegally felled trees ‘to build track to his pheasant shoot’

A wealthy businessman accused of turning picturesque woodland into a wasteland to build a track to his pheasant shoot has been ordered to pay out almost £1 million. By Rosa Silverman, Sally Wardle and agencies 01 Aug 2013 Philip Day, who owns the Edinburgh Woollen Mill chain and is said to be as rich as …

Scum pleads guilty

GRIMSBY man Mark Smith has this morning pleaded guilty to 13 animal cruelty charges. The 53-year-old, of Broadway, appeared at Grimsby Magistrates' Court within the last half an hour. He was wearing a blue shirt and blue jeans, and spoke only to confirm his details and enter pleas. He admitted: Being present at an animal …

Would you believe it, another guilty gamekeeper!

Another day, another location, another criminal gamekeeper, another wildlife crime conviction, another shit sentence. This time it’s gamekeeper Shaun Leslie Allanson (37), convicted of crow cage trap misuse on the Blansby Park Estate, nr Pickering, North Yorkshire. Today at Scarborough Magistrates Court, this ‘professional’ pleaded guilty to intentionally taking a buzzard using a live pigeon …