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PSNI investigating potential case of wildlife poisoning in Derry

The PSNI is investigating whether it is a case of wildlife poisoning. Credit: PSNI
The PSNI is investigating whether it is a case of wildlife poisoning. Credit: PSNI

The PSNI is investigating a potential wildlife poisoning in Londonderry.

The force posted on its Foyle Facebook page that carcasses of game birds were pegged up in a woodland in the Victoria Road area "in order to poison wildlife".

An officer wrote: "I don’t get the mindset of someone who would peg out carcasses of game birds in order to poison wildlife but that is exactly what someone has done at woodlands in Derry/Londonderry.

"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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