Man reported over Aberdeenshire hen harrier death

File photo of a hen harrier. A man has been reported after the illegal death of the bird in the Huntly area. Picture: Contributed
File photo of a hen harrier. A man has been reported after the illegal death of the bird in the Huntly area. Picture: Contributed
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A MAN has been reported to the Procurator Fiscal following the illegal death of a hen harrier in Aberdeenshire last year.

The 58 year old man from Aberdeenshire is expected to appear at Aberdeen Sheriff Court at a later date.

A spokeswoman for Police Scotland said today: “A 58-year-old man from Aberdeenshire has been reported to the Procurator Fiscal in relation to wildlife crime following the death of a bird of prey in the Huntly area in June 2013 and is expected to appear at Aberdeen Sheriff Court at a later date.”

She added: “Police Scotland is committed to tackling wildlife crime and eradicating illegal practices such as this and is encouraging members of the public to contact them if they have information.”