RSPCA investigate after baby bird ‘kicked to death' in Worksop

The RSPCA has put out an appeal for information after the ‘kicking to death’ of a baby wood pigeon in Worksop.

By Kian Rains
Monday, 24th August 2020, 5:37 pm
Updated Monday, 24th August 2020, 5:37 pm

The charity says the bird was repeatedly kicked on Carlton Road, Worksop, at 7.54pm on Saturday, (August 22) and had to be destroyed as a result of her injuries.

Now the charity has released pictures of a man that they would like to speak with in relation to the alleged attack and are asking him or anyone who knows him to get in touch.

Today, senior officials at the animal welfare charity put out a plea for information to help them investigate the case.

The charity has released images of a man they would like to speak to regarding the incident.

RSPCA inspector Kate Burris said: “I am appealing to the man in the images to come forward, or anyone who knows him to get in touch and identify him.

“We’re grateful to the people who reported this to us and hope others in the community can now help us.

“If anyone has any specific information please contact our appeal line on 03001238018 and ask to leave a message for me.”

All wild birds are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 and, it is illegal to intentionally kill, injure or take wild birds except under licence.

The maximum penalty, if found guilty, is six months in prison and or an unlimited fine.

The RSPCA says that through investigations and prosecutions, they stand up to those who deliberately harm animals to send out a clear message that animal abuse will not be tolerated.

The charity says its officers tackle neglect and cruelty on every level working to stamp out animal cruelty.