Millions of pounds are made each year by traffickers who sell trophy animals on the black market. Big cats, hippos teeth and tortoises are among record numbers confiscated by Border Agency officials at Heathrow over the past year.
London Zoo has now been called upon to give some of them a new home and a second chance.
David Wood reports:
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It is the fourth time in five years that the London borough has topped the rankings, according to data from the ONS.
Catherine Burke's body was discovered at a house in a quiet street in Muswell Hill last Thursday evening.
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