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Police investigate Richmondshire buzzard shooting

North Yorkshire Police are investigating after a buzzard was shot and killed in Richmondshire.

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Last week, a member of the public reported that a common buzzard had been found dead near Manfield. The buzzard was recovered by the RSPB and taken to a vet in Leeds. An x-ray showed ten fragments inside the bird, consistent with being shot. It is not known how long the buzzard had been dead before it was found.

Buzzards are fully protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, making it a criminal offence to kill or injure them. The extent to which raptors are persecuted is completely unacceptable, so I am urging anyone with any information about this incident to get in touch with me without delay.

– PC Rob Davies, of North Yorkshire Police’s Rural Taskforce


Police appeal for missing Aneisha, 17

Nottinghamshire Police is asking for help as they search for 17-year-old Aneisha Akram, from Mansfield.

Aneisha was last seen in Bonington Road in the Ladybrook estate yesterday morning. She is around 5ft 4ins tall, slight, and has very long straight black hair. She was wearing a white or cream coat, white or grey jeans and black and pink trainers. She may also be wearing a headscarf.

Police appeal for missing Mansfield schoolgirl

Police are concerned for the welfare of a schoolgirl who has gone missing from her home in Mansfield.

Nicola Grant aged 14 is missing from Mansfield Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

Nicola Grant, aged 14, was last seen on Thursday March 10.

She is described as white, around 5ft 5in tall, of medium build and with long straight ginger hair.

Nicola was last seen wearing a grey and green zip-up coat, black leggings and trainers.

Anyone who knows of her whereabouts is urged to contact police.


Thoresby Colliery features in new exhibition

Almost six months since the closure of Thoresby Colliery, a new exhibition of photos has gone on public display.

The images are being shown at a special exhibition at Mansfield Museum. They were captured by Chris Upton, who spent twelve months at Thoresby Colliery until its closure in July last year. Staff say the pictures are of great significance to the area.

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