Man charged after death of sparrowhawk in Scottish Highlands

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A man has been charged with killing a sparrowhawk in the Scottish Highlands.

Police officers were alerted to an incident on land near Inverness.

Following an investigation, a 22-year-old man has been charged with wildlife crime.

A report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal.

Detective Chief Superintendent Laura McLuckie, of Police Scotland’s wildlife team, said:

“We are committed to tackling wildlife crime in the Highlands and work closely with a range of partners to ensure all incidents are thoroughly investigated.

“We know this is an issue which concerns many people in communities across the region and I would encourage anyone who has concerns about wildlife crime in their area to call Police Scotland on 101.”

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Philip Braund spent 16 years at the Daily Mirror as a reporter and news editor before moving to ITV. He was the series producer of the ground-breaking investigation programme The Cook Report, Managing Editor at ITV's Millbank Studios, and Head of News at ITV Central. He has won national and regional Royal Television Society awards for documentaries.

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