1. ITV Report

Operation Owl: Crackdown on birds of prey killings in North Yorkshire

A joint operation to reduce the number of illegal attacks on birds of prey in North Yorkshire has been launched today by the police, the RSPB and the RSPCA.

Operation Owl launched in North Yorkshire Credit: ITV Yorkshire

North Yorkshire has more confirmed incidents of attacks on birds of prey than any other county in England. Police will carry out surveillance checks on known hot-spots at random times.

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Operation Owl will run for the next year, and North Yorkshire Police is hoping that the initiative will become a blueprint for other forces.