Buzzard found shot dead

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A POLICE probe is under way into the shooting of a protected buzzard in Dronfield.

The bird was found dead in a tree in the Hundall area of the town by dog walkers.

A Derbyshire Police spokeswoman said: “The species is protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 and it is an offence to kill, injure or take a buzzard, or to take, damage or destroy an active nest or its content.

“Officers want to hear from anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious in the area on or around Saturday, March 31.”

n Anyone with information should call PC Sally Rohde on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.