Image appeal following catapult incident in West Moors

Alert message sent 07/06/2021 15:50:00

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Officers investigating an incident where a man killed a pigeon with a catapult in West Moors are issuing an image of the suspect.

It was reported that at around 7.15pm on Thursday 3 June 2021 a man was seen firing a catapult at trees in Woolslope Road. The witness came outside to find a pigeon with a significant head injury and the bird subsequently died.

Police Constable Steve Knight, of East Dorset police, said: “Injuring or killing a wild bird is an offence against the Wildlife and Countryside Act and we are carrying out a number of enquiries into this incident.

“As part of our investigation we have obtained an image of the suspect and I would urge anyone with information as to his identity to please contact us.”

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Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at, via email or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55210088186. Alternatively, to stay 100 per cent anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers online at or call freephone 0800 555 111.
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Julie Heath (Dorset Police, Neighbourhood Alert Officer, Dorset)

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