Man cautioned after removing House Sparrow nest from loft space
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A 60-year-old man has been cautioned after a House Sparrow nest was removed from a loft space in Stowmarket and nearly destroyed.
The incident happened on Wednesday, June 3 at a property in Rattlesden Close, when a nest containing House Sparrow chicks, was removed during routine maintenance.
After the nest had been removed, the occupant – a woman aged in her 50s - decided to take the chicks to Stowe Vets, where they were hand-reared until Wednesday, June 24.
The chicks were later released back into the wild in Onehouse.
The incident was reported to the police and a 60-year-old man was interviewed and given a caution in relation to three wildlife offences under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 on Monday, August 17.
Sergeant Brian Calver, of Suffolk’s Rural Crime Team, said: “This is a positive result for those helpless birds. Without the help of witnesses and volunteers, the outcome would have been very different.
“I want this outcome to serve as a strong message to those that show little regard for our wildlife by confirming that we will take action.
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“I am very grateful to the public that continues to report such acts and would urge anyone with information concerning wildlife crime to report it to us.”