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26/09/2021

Police launch investigation into the poisoning of wildlife in Derry woodland

poisoned carcasses
Police say they are investigating the poisoning of wildlife in a Derry woodland. It follows the discovery of what police said was carcasses of game birds "pegged out" in order to poison wildlife. A PSNI spokesperson said: "We will be having these examined to find out what surprises have been left on the carcasses and other raw meat but the current popular poisons used for wildlife crime are toxic to humans and potentially fatal to children. "It beggars belief that these have been left in a public place where kids could pick them up. An investigation has commenced, the reference number is CCS 1208 16/2/19 anyone with any information please ring 101."

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