Firearms and deer carcass seized in Castlederg operation

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Firearms and a deer carcass were seized after a vehicle was stopped as part of an operation with a partner agency in the Castlederg area on November 1st.

Emma Meredith, PSNI Wildlife Liaison Officer said enquiries into the circumstances are currently ongoing.

“However, on a general note, it is worth pointing out that PSNI take wildlife crime very seriously and as such any officer can investigate a wildlife crime within the service just like any other crime. When PSNI receive a call officers will act accordingly with the view to reporting any breach in the law to the public prosecution service.

“We would encourage anyone with any information on suspected deer poaching to call the police on 101 for officers to act and also so police can continue to obtain a clear picture and target the areas of concern through operations such as operation wild deer. Operation wild deer is a multi-agency initiative to combat deer poaching and encourage reporting,” she added.