Wild owls found in Sheffield man’s home

Tawny owl, photo Bill Doherty
Tawny owl, photo Bill Doherty
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A man is set to appear in court after officers found two wild owls in his home.

The 20-year-old man from Sheffield has been charged with three offences under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 after two wild Tawny owls were found at the home in the Waterthrope area of the city.

The discovery was made on Tuesday when Wildlife Crime Officers from South Yorkshire Police and the National Wildlife Crime Unit executed a warrant at a home on Clayton Crescent.

He was later charged with taking and possessing two wild Tawny owls and possessing a trap capable of being used to take wild birds. He is due to appear before Sheffield Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday 16 June.