Suffolk: Police Officer Due In Court Over Wild Bird Eggs

A Suffolk Police officer is due in court after the discovery of 650 wild bird eggs.

52 year old Michael Upson from Sotherton was charged after a search by officers from Norfolk-Suffolk Police Professional Standards and the RSPB back in June (2012)

A Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 search warrant was carried out.

650 wild bird eggs were discovered at the premises including 14 clutches belonging to woodlark, and clutches of marsh harrier and Cetti’s warbler eggs. These three species are rare breeding species in the UK.

The maximum sentence for illegal possession of wild bird eggs’ is 6 months imprisonment.

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