Policeman guilty of keeping hundreds of wild bird eggs

A court's been hearing how a serving police officer kept an illegal collection of wild birds eggs including some rare ones taken from reserves on the Suffolk coast.

650 eggs were found in a raid on PC Michael Upson's home at Sotherton near Halesworth in Suffolk in June. Among them were eggs from woodlarks and marsh harriers which are some of the country's rarest breeding species.

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Policeman took wild bird eggs

A court's been hearing how a serving police officer kept an illegal collection of wild birds eggs including some rare ones taken from reserves on the Suffolk coast