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Injured buzzard expected to make full recovery

The bird was shot two weeks ago but is expected to make a full recovery. Credit: Cumbria Police

A buzzard that was shot in the wing two weeks ago, and discovered in the Sedbergh area, is expected to make a full recovery.

Found alive but unable to fly on 3 May in the area of Cowgill, Dentdale, the bird was taken to Kendal College Animal Rescue Centre and examined by veterinary staff.

​X-rays images revealed that the bird had been shot in the right wing and showed it likely happened in the previous 48 hours.

The bird was hospitalised for further treatment at the centre and it is hoped it will be released back into the wild soon.

“This incident stresses the importance of laws around wildlife crime, particularly the laws regarding wild birds. It is an offence under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 to kill or injure any wild bird, or to damage its nest.

– PC Sarah Rolland, Wildlife Crime Officer