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Red Kites to be culled near airfield in Oxfordshire

Video. People living near an RAF base in Oxfordshire are being warned they are putting lives at risk by feeding birds of prey.

An increasing number of Red Kites have been spotted flying over the airfield at RAF Benson due to locals putting out scraps for them, according to the base.

And it's feared it's only a matter of time before one of the huge birds collides with a helicopter with disastrous consequences. Mel Bloor reports.

Red Kites which jeopardise aircraft safety could be culled

RAF Benson in Oxfordshire are threatening to cull kites as they are flying over the airport and jeopardising aircraft safety.

An increased number of the birds have been spotted flying over the airfield and there's worry that it's only a matter of time before one of the birds collides with a helicopter.

ITV Meridian spoke to Wing Cmdr Pip Harding, Commanding Officer at 78 Squadron.

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