CCTV in the countrysideI think it was a bit of a benchmark case (and please correct me if wrong) i think all/most the evidence was from hidden trail cams placed on the estate by others with no permission to be there. I think this is 1 of the first times secret filming like this has been allowed. There was certainly some fuss made about this sort of video'd evidence being used
Suggest you read the above link before plunging in to defend the guy, much as I suffer from buzzards on my game shoot, I'll use every legal method to deter them, rather than open myself to be prosecuted as laid out in the link. Wasn't just one bird or one species he "knocked on the head". Raptors will become/are a huge issue for keepers now and in the future, dealing with them illegally is going to get you into big trouble. deerwardenThanks gixer that's what I was looking for
= AgendasThe thing that gets me is that I understand the guy did wrong and there is no defense for that but you get some little 20 year old ned in a hoodie that mugs an old lady and they get a slap on the wrists or the old "victim of circumstance" thing - why then do people who have lived a relatively sensible life but make a couple of mistakes get the book thrown at them and get jailed? that is the silly thing, its like they made an example of him which is not fair.
Nice question:Was he doing it on his own initiative or under pressure from his bosses ??