Police appeal after badgers shot dead and left in field in Chinley
Police are appealing for information and dash cam footage after three badgers were shot dead and left in fields in Chinley.
Members of the Derbyshire Rural Crime Team said two of the badgers were left in the same field, next to a public footpath.
They added that the incident occurred at around 10.30pm on April 17, just off Maynestone Road.
"If anyone was in the area at the time and has any dash cam footage whilst driving through please get in touch, you might have driven past the people responsible for this illegal killing of a protected species.”
Badgers are protected under the Protection of Badgers Act.
Anyone with any information is asked to call 101 and quote crime number 21*212071 or ask to speak to PC 2581 from the Rural Crime Team.
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