A decision is due on the fate of wild beavers living on the River Otter in Devon.
Conservationists think at least three now live near Ottery St Mary. Devon Wildlife Trust hopes to spend five years studying the impact of the beavers on the local environment. It has launched an appeal to fund the project.
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A full investigation is now underway led by detectives from Dorset Police’s Major Crime Investigation Team (MCIT).
Mostly dry and clear over the region, with a few scattered showers. A bright start for Monday morning.
The service has said the appeal is purely a short-term measure, until pressure is lifted from supply chains nationally.