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Goshawk nest disturbance in Ryedale – police appeal for information

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Police are appealing for information following incidents at a goshawk nest in the Ryedale area of North Yorkshire.

Disturbance to the adult goshawks was caused at the nesting site on a number of occasions in spring 2017, and shots were heard fired on two occasions.  It is not known if any birds were shot, however the nesting attempt failed and this may have been a result of the repeated disturbance at the site.

A number of technical enquiries are underway by North Yorkshire Police’s specialist Wildlife Crime Officers, and one suspect has been interviewed under caution in connection with the incident.

Police are now asking the public for assistance to identify two men who may have important information that could assist the investigation.

Anyone who recognises either of the men pictured, or has any information about the incident, is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, quoting reference number 12170103211 or email jeremy.walmsley@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

Last modified: March 26, 2018