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Appeal for information after hen harrier shot near Keasden

Last modified: 13 July 2020 at 11:30am

Police looking for witnesses or anyone who may have seen anything suspicious.

North Yorkshire Police is appealing for information after a hen harrier is believed to have been shot near White Syke Hill approximately 3km south east of  the North Yorkshire village of Keasden.

A member of the public has witnessed an incident which they believed was the shooting of a male hen harrier.

The incident occurred on moorland near White Syke Hill at approximately 5.30pm on Friday 18 October 2019.

Officers have been conducting active enquiries and a man has been interviewed in connection with this investigation.

North Yorkshire Police is appealing for anyone with information about this incident or who may have seen anything in the area shortly before 5.30pm to please call 101 quoting reference number: 12190193431.

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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