Police Warning: Six dead buzzards discovered in the area

Police have issued the following warning after the discovery of six dead buzzards in the Kirk Ireton area, please keep an eye out for any dead birds (either buzzards or pheasants which could be used as poisoned bait), and report them to the number given below.

Also be careful if you are out with a dog in the area as they may also eat the poisoned birds.

Police warning:

Police have launched an investigation after six Buzzards were found dead.

Officers suspect the birds were poisoned and are working with the RSPB and Natural England as part of the investigation.

On April 7, a farmer found four dead Buzzards on land north of Kirk Ireton village. They were next to remains of a Pheasant, believed to have been poisoned bait.

Officers recovered the birds and sent them to Natural England for tests.

Police are investigating whether the incident is link to the discovery of two dead Buzzards in Jebbs Lane, Idridgehay on February 22 2010. These were sent for analysis and found to have been poisoned.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 0345 123 3333 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

The police article is available here.

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Update: Update on the dead buzzards warning

2 thoughts on “Police Warning: Six dead buzzards discovered in the area

  1. Nice site! I’m looking for a map showing the footpaths in and around Kirk Ireton other than the usual OS map. I walk there quite a lot and pay many visits to the Barley Mow.

    So far, I’ve had no luck at all.

    Maybe this is something you could put on the site.


  2. Hi Gareth, thanks for the feedback , I will definitely look into the map, it is a fantastic idea, and would make a great addition to the site.

    Might see you in the Barley Mow some time!


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