Contacting the Police

Your local police, particularly if they have a wildlife liaison officer, should help by explaining to whoever is responsible for the netting that allowing a bird to become trapped and die is an offence under the Animal Welfare Act 2006.


When reporting the incident to the police or to a wildlife liaison officer:

– State you are reporting a crime.

– Give relevant details: exact location, number of birds, state of birds, details of anyone that you have contacted.

– Obtain an incident number.
– Ask to be updated with the results.