Pensioner shot birds
A PENSIONER has been cautioned by police after he admitted shooting birds in his own and neighbouring gardens in Scarborough because he disliked being disturbed by their songs and calls.
North Yorkshire Police received a report last month from residents near the man’s home in the Seamer area after they found several dead birds in their garden and heard the sound of an air weapon being fired nearby.
The man, aged in his 70s, was issued with a police caution for killing wild birds and firing an air weapon beyond his premises. He also had to dispose of the air rifle as a requirement of the police caution.