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.”

View image here: https://www.dorset.police.uk/news-information/article/12556

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

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