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Appeal after sparrowhawk shot dead at Ripon nature reserve

North Yorkshire Police have launched an appeal after a sparrowhawk was shot dead at Nosterfield Nature Reserve near Ripon.

Appeal after sparrowhawk shot dead at Ripon nature reserve North Yorkshire Police have launched an appeal after a sparrowhawk was shot dead at Nosterfield Nature Reserve. The Sparrowhawk is thought to have been shot with a pellet gun on either Wednesday 20th or Thursday 21st March. Sparrowhawks as classified in the UK as Amber under the Birds of Conservation Concern 5. A police spokesperson said:

“If you saw anyone in the area of the nature reserve with an air rifle or similar weapon please email colin.irvine@northyorkshire.police.uk or call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for PC Colin Irvine. “If you wish to remain anonymous you can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.”
Please quote NYP reference 12240050719 when passing on information. Read more local stories from Your Harrogate here.

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