Man charged in connection with death of raptor in Inverness-shire
A 22-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with the death of a sparrowhawk in Inverness-shire.
Officers were called to land south of Inverness following a report of a bird of prey which had been killed on Thursday, 16 September.
The man has been charged with wildlife crime offences following a police investigation and a report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.
Detective Chief Superintendent Laura McLuckie, Police Scotland’s lead for wildlife crime, 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.”