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Man jailed for catching and selling wild birds

The RSPCA has tonight welcomed a jail sentence for a man from Derbyshire who illegally caught and sold wild birds.

Russell Yates, from Tibshelf, was sent to prison for 18 weeks after admitting a string of cruelty offences. The RSPCA said the catching and selling of birds was a widespread problem, with criminals selling them undercover for profit.

Chris Kiddey reports.