Wildlife Crime Sentencing

A two-year operation into wildlife crime came to an end today with the sentencing of two men from Devon.

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Devon men convicted of Wildlife offences

Wild eggs Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police

Two men from Devon have been convicted of Wildlife offences. 52-year-old Marcus Betteridge, from Totnes pleaded guilty to disturbing Wild Birds. And 49-year-old Seymour Crang from Bittaford, near Ivybridge pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of wild bird’s eggs.

They were both fined £1,000 each and had to pay an additional £200 in costs. The convictions followed a two-year-operation by Devon and Cornwall Police, RSPB and the National Wildlife Crime Unit.

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