There have been two illegal killings of buzzards reported recently in Hexhamshire and Blanchland.
We have no idea who killed these birds, though logically it is someone with a licenced shotgun. The killers are breaking the law, tarnishing the reputation of our area and, most importantly, needlessly killing our precious native wildlife.
We are appealing for information on these crimes. People can come forward confidentially and use the RSPB’s Raptor Crime Hotline on 0300 999 0101 or contact the police on 101, quoting log 722 14/05/19. You can also provide information through www.northumbria.police.uk